This is why I will never join a gym

Thirty five years ago at school I was bullied. Relentlessly To the point where other than memories of the bullying I have no other memories of school. Never physical, that would have been too easy I could have fought back, or shown my bruises to a teacher.   It was always verbal so there was

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Thoughts on jogging

I have spent two and a half hours walking at speed (and when I say “speed” I mean purposefully, rather than just that wandering type walk I am prone to do around the house) this week and therefore I am now an expert on the subject and feel I should share with you some things

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#HDYGG — Welford Park

  Want to come and see snowdrops tomorrow?   That was the message that popped up on my phone as I walked the dog in the dark on Friday night.  As I tried to work just which bit of the hedge I should be rummaging under to do my civic duty after the dog had

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Dear Boots

I was in Boots last week, looking for sunglasses.  Topical for February, I know.  I wear sunglasses all year round as I struggle with any amount of brightness when I am driving, so if they aren’t on my face they are on my head.  I also have an unruly fringe you see and sunglasses are

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Can the media get some perspective on David Beckham?

We are very quick to put our celebs and famouses up on pedestals in this society, and then we are equally as quick to smash the pedestal out from under them at the first opportunity.    Then we all sit back on the moral high horse and poke them with the judgement stick in the

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Independent Venue Week

Another Monday night, another gig in Central London. We’re such social butterflies, we’re always* out going to concerts, art galleries, museums, cinemas – you name it. *not every often. So when one of Mr B’s few Twitter followers (he’s a bit of a recluse on there, bless him) said before Christmas that he was playing

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National Coffee Break Day

Who knew such a day existed?  Well I didn’t until I got my social media calendar pinned up on the wall at the beginning of the year.   Yesterday was National Popcorn Day, and tomorrow is National Hug Day.  But today is National Coffee Break Day. It is hard having a coffee break when you

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