Which book? Choose carefully…

To Crete with some friends recently and in an airport book shop – I am feeling stressed, hopeful and a little overwhelmed… keen to make a good choice. Authors I’ve heard of – reassuring because I’ve heard of them, right? Against newbies who are likely to be winners because debut books habe their heart and…

I’ve been dung…

That feeling when someone is at your front door – selling something.    It happened last week to Nikki – and thinking quickly, she took immediate and decisive action.   “I’ll get my husband.”   You can imagine how I received this news? Disbelief is a polite way of putting it, but inaccurate.   Door…

Half a grapefruit anyone?

All those years ago when I first presented my young boys with a half a grapefruit each for breakfast, I had no idea where it might lead. They were rejected of course, the grapefruits, I mean. Tom, Sam and Harry basically downed spoons. Too bitter. Too unappetising and on my part, too ambitious. “We want…

Lockdown costs…

  A big lockdown breakthrough this week when finally, an online gig came off. Lots of enquiries to date – to which I have always said ‘yes’ and without needing to check my diary! But this enquiry firms up. The agent calls – ‘Dom, this gig’s on. Get your shit together.’ A twenty minutes slot…

Start your day…

It’s a dull feeling when something on a machine breaks and renders the whole contraption useless. Good for the dump and nothing more and the feeling of guilt that comes with such an action. Out of sight but not so out of mind for someone who cannot abide waste and our throwaway age.     …