An EXTREME HAIRCUT

I've been wanting to share this with you for a long time, so it might be considered a bit 'unhip' now that lockdowns have been lifted. But, imho it ought to be up there with the classics. When Leon first posted it on FB he managed to raise a few euros for the wonderful A.R.C.H. … Continue reading An EXTREME HAIRCUT

Irregular Black Friday (or How to Empty a Septic Tank)

So yesterday wasn’t a regular Black Friday for me, it was more of a Frenetic Phone-call Friday.  I received more calls that morning than I normally get in a week! It started at 08:25 when Brad phoned me, though I suppose I’d better give you a bit of background first. Our septic tank needed emptying.  … Continue reading Irregular Black Friday (or How to Empty a Septic Tank)

HAPPY DECEMBER or HERE’S TO THE END OF 2019

Life’s been a little hectic around here of late. We can dis-count my nip into A&E after a suspected (but thankfully, not) minor heart attack; and even leave out Ziggy’s minor stroke and subsequent week’s stay in hospital, because they are so old hat, and we're fine now, thank you. We can also by-pass my … Continue reading HAPPY DECEMBER or HERE’S TO THE END OF 2019

In Sight of the End

My son Leon, aka my marketing manager, asked me this morning, “Can you remember when you last wrote anything on your website?” “No.” “Well neither can anyone else, because it was so long ago.  Don’t you think you should do something about it?” “Yes. What?” “Why don’t you quote something funny from your next book? … Continue reading In Sight of the End