Writing, research & reporting and why don’t people know what a ‘lavatory’ is?

There are some weeks I enjoy then there are others I really enjoy and this past week falls into the latter category.
It’s been a week of writing, research and reporting; not for the first time have I wondered why I didn’t pursue a career in journalism but thereby hangs another tale…if ifs and ands were pots and pans.

The summer of ’76, work experience & a humanist wedding

The summer of ’76, that’s the hottest summer on record, that could well be until the summer of ’18 which is proving to be blisteringly warm, it has been more than a little tempting to go for a quick dip, but there has, as always, been masses going on and to add to the mix we’ve had a work experience girl with us.

Theatre, fake news & probably best our loos can’t speak

Theatre. It takes you away from your world into a whole new place where the every-day you is put to one side to allow the other ‘you’ some freedom of expression.

Yorkie bars, the heatwave and The Night Manager

Mine was a bit of a ‘Yorkie’ week – plenty to get my teeth into and very chunky and it started with high hopes of being able to shed my winter garb when the Met Office forecast a heatwave.

The first person to mention the ‘C’ word will be dealt with appropriately

The first person to mention the ‘C’ word will be dealt with appropriately

There’s one thing for sure when it comes to the diverse range of activities that go on at the Marine Theatre, no sooner has your day begun than it suddenly comes to an end; the days literally fly by. But

The best laid plans of mice & men (and Prime Ministers)

The best laid plans of mice & men (and Prime Ministers)

Things don’t always go to plan and Robert Burns’ poem to a mouse sums it up so perfectly; more often than not misquoted, the meaning is clear The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley I predicted a hung

Grockles, a court case and a Prosecco crisis

Grockles, a court case and a Prosecco crisis

When you live in a beautiful place like Lyme Regis you have to accept there is an occasional minor downside; during the holiday season, everyone who doesn’t live nearby descends on this small seaside resort and the population, vehicle and coach

From Feathers To Balls

From Feathers To Balls

World War II has been credited with aiding their global popularity. When I was at school they were right up there alongside Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Enid Blyton; those unpardonable shocking icons of an era when any suggestion of slacking

Alive or Dead?

Fifteen different pills, that’s FIFTEEN pills each day for one person; that’s what the dear old man I saw slowly shuffling into the doctors’ surgery takes to keep going. We’re not living longer; we’re being pickled by the pharmaceutical corporations

Forget, Forget the 5th November

I can’t remember when the shops first started to sell fireworks to the general public, maybe it happened gradually with the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s along with most of the DIY chains seeing an opportunity to take a share