Photography-It could be you

In November 2019  the UK lottery celebrated 25 years of saying ” It could be you”.  The draw used to be essential viewing on TV twice per week. To mark the anniversary of its launch many institutions which had benefited from lottery funding gave free admission to those […]

Inspire-Film “Just Mercy”

When you are retired there is more time to see and do things.  This was a potentially dreary wet weekday.  We have in the past been to see live presentations of theatre production.  This time it was a newly released film.   Just Mercy- Starring Michael Jordan, Jamie Fox.  […]

Dry January-16 January

There is a fashion these days to have a Dry January.  To make up, so to speak for the jollies (excess of Christmas).  This was also the day 100 years ago when the USA brought in National Prohibition on 16 January 1920.  The policy was abandoned in December […]

Carol Service- a time to reflect

It was the Sunday before Christmas and we went to out a Cathedral to listen to a traditional Christmas service.  There was a good crowd in the cafe next door before the service, time to get that coffee and mince pie.  Interestingly the attendance was distinctly skewed towards […]

Travelling home for Christmas

Christmas day is  now just 2 days away so I hope that your plans are either well advanced or complete by now. This is, depending on your views;-a 2020 year old tradition, or a song title and also the message of a well known film. It was emphasised […]