Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for March 2017

Memories For Sale.

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis Many years ago, a few of us had a shared fairy tale of playing for England, cricket preferably but football would do, infact tiddlywinks would have been okay.

Beer Is Good For You!

“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” Henry Lawson News from the latest edition of the fabulous Tyke Taverner confirms the health and social benefits of drinking beer.

A Pint Of Lemonade And A Bus Timetable Please.

Walking is man’s best medicine. Hippocrates I woke to a beautiful Spring morning last Saturday. The sun was shining and birds were tweeting in the remaining available trees on my street. It was time again to make our annual pilgrimage to Grassington from the start of the Dalesway in Posh Bradford; we were Ilkley bound.

Chainsaw Massacre: Lunatics Still On The Run.

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein One of the most attractive features of the quiet little street I live on are the gorgeous cherry blossom trees that bring colour, fragrance and beauty each year with their magical flowers. Returning home at the end of the day you […]

Happy As A Proverbial Pig.

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood As the onset of Spring teases us gardeners back into potting and planting mode, I thought I’d take a trip to see my gardening Guru Ken. At the local allotments – my church – tutorials are accepted with gratitude […]