Stepping on bits of Dagenham I’ve not stepped on before.

Since the first lockdown, when we were all taking our allotted ‘one exercise session per day’ seriously, I’ve been walking around my home town a lot more then I have in years. Initially it was interesting to walk down side streets I’ve not been along before, or to let the dog choose a direction at …

February count

I borrowed an idea from Diamond Geezer who is on his 20th year of counting things during the month of February. I decided to count in five categories:1) Cups of Tea drunk2) 500ml bottles of coke zero drunk3) Cycle trips4) Meetings attended (in person and virtually)5) Number of Radios I repaired You may think that …

30 years.

Thirty years and 7 hours ago I took 20p and went to a phone box that no longer exists to call an aunt who is no longer alive to tell her that her mother was very ill. My grandmother, Flo, died about an hour after my aunt, Michelle, arrived. The early 1990s were a strange …