Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for December 2012

Happy Christmas

On behalf of Bradford Cancer Support my little furry growth in Movember raised £212.50 so thanks again to all who supported me…have a happy Christmas. The Very Idle Lord Willy

Six Go to Appletreewick

I woke to a cold, dark and wet Saturday morning with a head far too fuzzy after a later than intended stay on my stool at The Scruffy. It was time again to pull on the shorts and walking boots for the annual winter trek from Ilkley to Appletreewick. Unable as we had been, to […]

The Ugly Game

In case you missed it,England’s cricket team won a test match again at the weekend with considerable style, grit and teamwork. Beating India on home turf to go 2-1 up in the series with one to play is no mean feat indeed based on history. Added to this the captain, Alastair Cook, chalked off a […]

Clunk or Click?

Technology And A Bit Of S & M Having spent a lifetime dutifully avoiding technology’s relentless march, I was recently in the temporary possession of a Kindle; one of this year’s must have gadgets. The reasons were the dual aim of critiquing both the sleek new toy and this year’s top read for bored, frustrated […]

Bingley Congs CC (published “Bingley matters” Dec 2012)

(I penned this piece for a new local magazine. I wanted to write about a club that I have fond memories of and that typifies many of the issues at grass roots level) The Real Big Society This may be Olympic year but in these current times of austerity, arguably only top level sport seems […]