Village Life 

Village Life 

With the arrival of June we are treated to Southwell Festival folk music drifting across the Upton plains into our welcoming open windows. It makes a welcome distraction from the hum of traffic that rises to a frenzied experimental orchestral piece at the two rush...
Fixing a hole 

Fixing a hole 

The Beatles wrote a song about fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops the mind from wandering where it will go. They had quite a talent in writing lines that 50 years on still resonate across our minds. It’s a quandary though as having your mind...

Big Sam is busted 

And so, after one game in charge in which England got a fine result, Big Sam aka Mike Bassett, has gone. The story goes that the ridiculous big Sam, or pea brained Sam, met some disguised reporters and basically made himself and English football look more ridiculous...
The art of writing a thriller

The art of writing a thriller

Life exists on many levels through a zillion layers that cause to point towards seismic happenings that are in fact, when shredded apart, brilliant and gleaming tiny fragments of this thing we call existence.  To understand this point is to write the perfect...
Mind games for the bewildered 

Mind games for the bewildered 

Shirley had a temper. She’d had one since way before she was probably even born and now, 43 years on, she wasn’t about to become a convert to the pleasant way. No, she was angry; simple as. Marrying Samson has been about as dumb a move as she could have...