Anton was banned for drink driving and he lost his mining job with his licence. Note: mining in Australia isn’t the same as it was in 1920’s Barnsley. Anton was on AUD185k. Now he had to get about this small town, south of Perth, on a skateboard. It seemed a kind of odd way for a forty-odd year old bloke to be getting around. He was a bit like a too-old Linkin Park fan. Continue reading
When the manager of a rough, local, Sunday League football team dies, a vicar steps into his boots and begins a journey to reclaim his joy in life.
Set in the imaginary story world of Netherton, Vicar Robert is a hunky but somewhat repressed, mid-30’s vicar in charge of Netherton St. Chad’s Church. Struggling with his back-story of loss, Vicar Robert delivers a boring funeral for Ronny, Manager of The Ship F.C. At the funeral he meets an old friend, Denny Pilchards. Denny and Vicar Robert played football together as kids but while Denny went on to play for Northford Albion and England, Robert met a girl and their paths split. Re-united, Denny is the catalyst for Vicar Robert to have one last foray into football and set a course to reclaim his joy in life. Continue reading
I’m very pleased that a poem I’d written in India in June is now in print and available to buy. Perfect as a socialist stocking filler. Continue reading
Dog Blog diary day 23
Sunday 17th December
G’day Willowers. I’ve got some great pics from the park last night. Check out Daisy on the tall one’s knee. She was a it snotty. Needs to blow her nose. LOL Continue reading
Meet the Callengelly clan AKA El Banditos – El Denuardo, Tecno Mama, Precious Jade Unicorn, The Vincinatti Kid and Cassington Bear. The perfect hybrid family of vivacious Bradfordian, Ruth Callaghan and crooning panther of love, Aussie Den. Vince came out of Ruth’s fangina whereas Jade and Cassie arrived from another magical place, with Den’s expert input. Continue reading
Art de Vivre Yoga Retreat
Central Bali, North of Ubud.
May 14 – 19 2018.
For more information visit: www.thematmovement.com
In Spring, the wonderful Collette Davis (www.thematmovement.com and @thematmovement ) and yours truly will be hosting another luxury yoga retreat together, this time in Bali. We’ll be preparing some yogic and culinary treats for our guests, inspired from our Asian travels.
It would be lovely to have you with us. Continue reading
‘Do we get food on the plane, babe?’
She’s no idea. We’re about to take the 3.5 hour arc from lanky Hong Kong to expensive Singapore where we’ll connect to the as yet unknown Perth. Perth – btw – sounds like purse with a lisp.
As we bank all wibbly-wobbly over the wibbly-wobbly reservoirs descending into our destination, I reminisce over my earlier idiocy. Continue reading
Well done to everyone that has shared a #metoo post on social media. It’s an important conversation. I was defensive about it a week ago though. Shame on me. Continue reading
It’s still not clear to me to this day if Big Dave has actually proposed or not. However, he’s asked me to be one of his best men in Beijing via Whastapp. Continue reading
“We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.”
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