Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for January 2017

The Idle Draper – Tailored To Fit.

“Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.” Charles Bukowski

The Potting Shed.

“I can’t believe I used to have sex 20 times a week…But now I’m a bloody good gardener.” Russell Brand In my search for life beyond The Scruffy, your intrepid reporter ventured to Bingley and one of its newer bars.

Guest Column – Bully, Bully?

A bonus issue this week with a different shaped ball but no less passion when held. Martin “Molly” Molyneux recounts his lifelong obsession with Bradford Northern – latterly Bradford Bulls – in the midst of one of the darker patches in the club’s history. Another tale of Murdoch money, a sport detached at the top […]

Waiting For An Alibi.

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” Charlie Chaplin I kept closing my eyes thinking that I would wake up and it would all have been a fanciful dream. Yet each time my eyes opened again this place did exist and I really was in Bradford!


“Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.” Jean Vanier