Bits And Pieces Of The Past
Poem: Blank Look
Between facebook reminding you of something you posted years ago every day and the fact that internet never forgets anything (wayback machine anyone?) every so often I get a reminder of my gramps. Not that he was big on facebook or anything – that would be impressive, but because I posted some old photos of […]
Ten Awesome Things My Wife Didn’t Have Growing Up In America.
Blank looks are reminders that you’ve forgotten again. Start again. We drank tea late at night telling me stories that you’ve forgotten now. I remember. Mum died of cancer. Dad was a postman. You are a forgotten hero but only forgotten by yourself. Start again. They didn’t understand, we did. You don’t understand. Neither do […]
Climbing Up Snowdon For Parkinsons
In case you hadn’t noticed my wife is an American and has been living in this country for over six years now. She first came here as a student to learn some Welsh, then to do her Masters, and then she married me. She’s working on becoming a citizen of the UK, and is very […]
Christmas Is An Odd Thing.
On the 14th May, my sister and my nephew, my dad and his friend, are walking up Snowdon for Parkinsons UK. My nephew has already raised £100 a few years ago for Parkinsons, with a sponsored swim. He’s quite a fit little lad (despite an x-box podge) and while I’m not sure he’s looking forward […]
I’m Thankful For More Than Pumpkin Pie Honest….
Christmas is an odd thing. I mean, less so, I suppose if you’re Catholic or a Christian denomination but for me, an at-best-agonostic, who works in retail, with a long history of shitty Christmases, I find it a bit odd. I worked today – it’s Boxing Day – except it isn’t. Because you can’t have […]
So it’s Thanksgiving. Okay, so I know, I’m British, we don’t do Thanksgiving and we do enough American crap as it is what the hell? Except, my wife is American remember, and loves Thanksgiving. And it’s a become a bit of thing for us because it’s the one time I can get my mother and […]