Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for March 2016

Pump It Up For Easter!

“It’s not as good as what it was before it got as good as what it is.” Ken Haddy (1952-2013) – much missed wit and raconteur at The Scruffy.

Northern Culture House.

“It has been a long road. From a mountain coolie, a bearer of loads, to a wearer of a coat with rows of medals who is carried about in planes and worries about income tax.” Sherpa Tenzing.

They Think It’s All Over…

“You get one chance in life fellas. You can either take advantage of it or you can piss it away. You do that latter and you’re gonna regret it the rest of your lives.” Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights. It seems like only yesterday that two cheeky and grinning 12 year-olds walked through the gates […]

Bend Over I’ll Be Gentle!

“I come from a culture where the pub is the centre of the community. The pub is the Internet. It’s where information is gathered, collated and addressed.” Rhys Ifans Whether it was the fact that I had spent a winter largely hibernating in The Scruffy as part of my off season “conditioning” or simply the […]