Musings From The Padded Cell

Bradford – This Is My Hometown.


“Last night me and Kate we laid in bed talking about getting out
Packing up our bags maybe heading south
I’m thirty-five we got a boy of our own now
Last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said son take a good look around
This is your hometown”

Bruce Springsteen

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The Only Way Is Up.

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." John Wayne In somewhat surreal circumstances I had a recent eye opener - definitely no pun intended - into the magical world of Viagra. … [Continue reading]


“The best place to be is here. The best time to be is now.” Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey … [Continue reading]

Growing Pains.

"One great mistake made by intelligent people is to refuse to believe that the world is as stupid as it is." Claudine Guerin de Tencin. … [Continue reading]

The Great Housebuilding Gold Rush

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe. As the world shook this … [Continue reading]

It’s Behind You!

"Poor man want to be rich, Rich man want to be king, And a king ain't satisfied, 'Til he rules everything" Bruce Springsteen - Badlands Bit of a seasonal rant coming up; get your tin hats on. … [Continue reading]

G’Day From Perth.

"First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." Leo Rosenberg … [Continue reading]

Boys To Men.

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." Josh Billings … [Continue reading]

They’re Off! Villas Go Racing!

"Horse racing is animated roulette." Roger Kahn It was our end of season day out organised by Sam The Tote with a trip to the races one fine autumnal Saturday. A season of being fined on a weekly basis for being either blind, crap or just slow - … [Continue reading]

The Don’s Last Cake.

There are places we start to see far too much of the older we get. … [Continue reading]