BLOGGER, CARTOONIST, CYCLIST, BEARD OWNER & NORTHMAN

DESCENDED FROM NORSE KINGS & NORMAN INVADERS

Sunday, 1 January 2023

2301.01 VIVA LA RESOLUTION!

For some years now I've stated that resolutions are not for me. Instead I usually set myself 3 achievable tasks, this year is no different.

Sunday, 25 December 2022

2212.25 THE CAPTAIN'S YULETIDE MESSAGE

If we thought 2021 was bad 2022 said "hold my beer". Covid is reduced to a background issue now, we are in the midst of a cost of living crisis with prices and inflation flying upwards. Then there's the energy prices which are scarily high and are having to be capped (slightly) with government intervention. Life in 2022 is so much more expensive. This has lead to strikes and hardships across the land. 

Monday, 19 December 2022

2212.19 THE GREAT FESTIVE TV ROUNDUP

It's the time of year where I buy the festive copy of the Radio Times generic listings magazine and, armed with a highlighter pen, I go through and pick out the programmes I want to watch. I know in the age of multi- channel TV and streaming this might seem archaic but it's a practice and tradition I enjoy and hope to continue for many years.

Saturday, 3 December 2022

2212.03 FREEZIN

This winter is going to be hard. Perhaps the hardest I've experienced since I was a child. Already it's cold but it's going to get colder. This post however is not about the weather.

Friday, 18 November 2022

2211.18 EMERGENCE FROM THE DARK

No I'm not talking about the current political climate, cost of living crisis or the state of the world right now. Emergence from that seems unlikely, at least anytime soon. I've marked a number of milestones this year but one of them isn't something I relish.

Monday, 24 October 2022

2210.24 NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

Where do I start? As I write this the conservative party are selecting a new leader, the 3rd in less than 2 months.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

2210.04 HAPPY 21ST RAGS

I can't believe this day has come. My youngest daughter turns 21 on this day and she is officially a grown up! For me it's very emotional, I've done my job as a father and She is free to find her own path now.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

2209.28 POSTCARD FROM CEI NEWYDD

I've been excited for my holiday for a long time. There was a time where I believed we weren't going to get away what with the energy prices and the cost of living crisis but we've managed it and we are here... in our happy place.

Monday, 19 September 2022

2209.19 GODS SAVE THE KING

It's a sad time for our country. A sad time for the commonwealth and for many across the world. It's also an historic point in time, We have lost our Queen but with that we have a new King.

Friday, 2 September 2022

2209.02 TWENTY YEARS

Milestones are something you come across more and more as you get older. This month I'm hitting two major ones, one of which involves breaking (temporarily) one of my rules of disclosure.

I considered two separate posts but decided to stick to a post with two sections. Both milestones are for 20 years and both sit in different facets of my life.