BLOGGER, CARTOONIST, CYCLIST, BEARD OWNER & NORTHMAN

DESCENDED FROM NORSE KINGS & NORMAN INVADERS

Saturday 11 May 2024

2405.11 THE USUAL POSTCARD

Our happy place... so glad to be back here. This time it's for our birthdays, especially Morticia's (as mentioned in my previous post). It's a mental unwind, a spiritual retreat and that's the reason we return year after year - not to mention some great friends. 

Wednesday 8 May 2024

2405.06 SHE'S FIFTY

The most important person in my life hits a milestone birthday this week and we celebrate with a special trip to our special place.

Saturday 27 April 2024

2404.27 BABIES, CARS AND HOSPITALS

Considering just how much has been going on recently you wouldn't be mistaken for thinking that I had plenty of excuses for posting a blog. Unfortunately all I've had on my plate has been a tad overwhelming. But here we are, or at least here I am.

Saturday 30 March 2024

2403.30 END OF THE X78

OK, if you don't live or visit South Yorkshire, if you're a stuck up twat that's too good to catch buses, or you live in the future from me now - you'll probably want clarity as to what the x78 is. Well it's a bus service, and one that I've used a lot. It's also one that's been around for a long time. 

Sunday 18 February 2024

2402.18 JORVIK TWENTYFOUR

Hotel was booked last year, train sorted last month, we're ready to march on York. This Northman is coming to Jorvik.

The dog knew something was going on, he wasn't happy although he's had some fun in store with my daughter.

Friday 9 February 2024

2402.09 THE LOST CELTS

I wanted to write this down as a way of clarifying what has been swimming about in my head in a way of making sense of it all.

My beliefs are sat firmly in the Nordic camp but I've always been very Celt-curious. 

Tuesday 23 January 2024

2401.24 THE NEXT GENERATION

Our lives are full of milestones, points in our lives that map out our very existance. When we meet the love of our lives, the birth of our children, the arrival of a beloved pet. Of course these are just some of the positives - this is what I want to concentrate on today...

Wednesday 10 January 2024

2401.10 VIRUSES AND LOST DAYS

Since New Year I've been floored by a virus that has kept me off work and, for the most part, in bed.

Monday 1 January 2024

2401.01 HAPPY NEW YEAR

Another year in the bag. It's time to look at my 3 targets I set for myself and to look at the year ahead. Before we look of that let's look at my Yule experience.

Monday 25 December 2023

2312.25 THE CAPTAIN'S YULETIDE MESSAGE

Another year in the bag and the big news is that I didn't die (well this would be the definition of irony if I fail to survive the next week). The shitstorm continues with high prices and low wages ravaging those of us on below average wages but we struggle through. The world is full of war and climate distasters, I feel so bad for those affected. Maybe one day the power hungry megalomaniacs will get their heads out of their (or each others') arses and work to solve these solvable problems although I'm not holding my breath.