Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for August 2013

The Road to Scarborough – Blocked

The dream is over for another year as the Villas Over 50s fell at the Grey Fox semi-final stage last Sunday to the Nidderdale Not-So-Youngs. Played out in the magnificent, if slightly surreal, surroundings of the Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the best team won on the day. With the sun kissing the immaculate turf and barely […]

A Guide to Child Minding

Mid-August and an early morning chill brought the first late summer icy blast of child minding duties for the innocent – me. There he was, mucky paws banging on my door, mouth open salivating like next door’s labrador and face beaming with the knowledge that it was a day with his godfather and open season […]

Bee Sex Orgies – Expose

This is the month it all starts to come together for amateur gardeners up and down the country. All that sowing of seed, ramming our fingers in hole after hole, followed by months of secretly taping Gardeners’ World. Replaying the highlights late into the night we hang on to Monty’s every word, slurping pots of […]

A Grumpy Old Week

Do you too share the sense that the country lurches from one crisis to the next almost on a weekly basis? Only this week we discover that the NHS, still reeling from recent scandals, now has to repair its much criticised 111 service following the withdrawal of a key contractor. The contractor giving up the […]