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Well it’s been a long time…

Well it’s been a long time…

I haven’t written a blog for a long time now. In fact the last blog I wrote and posted was in December last year (2019). It’s not unheard of is it? Blogs are started with enthusiasm and after a while they so often just fade away. I’d like to say that that didn’t...

Shortwave: A Love Story

Shortwave: A Love Story

I find it fascinating when something I used to do regularly I suddenly choose to stop doing. And then there's the decision to start again. I do this with many things in my life. Of course, there must be a reason. Everything we do has a reason. And a positive reason...

If only…

If only…

  I’m not myself. Metaphorically of course ‘I’ and ‘self’ are two different things however that’s not what I’m talking about. No, what I mean is that I am not myself at the moment I’m writing this. I’m not the person I believe myself to be. Indeed I would go...

Swimming. Lessons.

Swimming. Lessons.

  This year I decided that I wanted to change. I wanted to be a better swimmer. I had a lot of beliefs about swimming - it’s hard, I don’t enjoy it, I’m just not a natural swimmer, it’s just something that others are good at. I can't swim well. It's just who I...

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Moving Forward, Looking Back

I do actually leave the Richmond/Twickenham area and like many at Easter I headed out to enjoy a few days camping in the Kent countryside. The picture you see was taken during this recent trip. It's early morning and there's dew on the ground as a result of the hot...

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection

I was walking along the path by the river, heading out of Richmond towards the Lock and Weir, and I passed under Twickenham Bridge. As I did so I could hear how the sound of my footsteps were being reflected back to me, echoed by the shape of the arch. I am always...