I’m not sure why we spent so much time deciding what to name our new kitten a year ago. We settled on Nina, in the end, but she willfully ignores it. We know she’s not deaf like our previous cat Ruby. She can hear the front gate click from anywhere in the house. We know … Continue reading YESTERDAY UPON THE STAIR



As evidence that I’m turning into a proper old bloke I’ve started tucking in my shirts again. Now and then. I’m still what you would call a fashion plate. I was there back in the eighties with wild hair (which I have retained, and maintain is still fashionable, particularly if you are about sixteen) when … Continue reading BUCKLE UP