Musings From The Padded Cell


You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Edwin Louis Cole

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Bradford Park Avenue: Visionary Foresight Or White Elephant?

In late 2014 plans were announced to spend over £5m on the dilapidated Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground, not used by Yorkshire (YCCC) since 1996. … [Continue reading]

Somebody Shoot Me!

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Edwin Hubble Much as the six of us that set out to walk from Idle to Ilkley would like to claim such a virtuous aim, the sad fact was that … [Continue reading]

Bradford – A Complex Problem

“Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.” Gore Vidal We've not had one for a while so, just to keep the local printers busy, here's another grand plan … [Continue reading]

Global Bank Flees Village Of The Hoodies!

"The ethic of honesty has been overwhelmed by the mass production of ignorance." Nick Davies - Flat Earth News … [Continue reading]


"I am just going outside and may be some time." Capt Lawrence Oates … [Continue reading]


"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein … [Continue reading]

Slogged To Death

The new cricket season is fast approaching as those of us reminding ageing bodies of the unique demands of this most maverick of games will testify, winter nets now in full swing. … [Continue reading]

Down The Aisle

"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water." Franklin P. Jones … [Continue reading]

The Trumpit

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell … [Continue reading]