Success

I hit 50 last year, and clichéd as it may sound, the fact is I reached something of a crossroads in my life.It coincided with all sorts of shit going down.Maybe that's only to be expected on reaching 50, I've no idea. Whatever.All sorts of shit. Anyway, a year on, and I've finally made a … Continue reading Success

Look Into Your Mind’s Eye

"Look into your mind’s eye see what you can see, there's hundreds of people like you and me" (Hawkwind; 'Hurry On Sundown') The town I grew up in was renowned for its Friday night street brawls, conspicuous uneven distribution of wealth and availability of illegal drugs. It was once described in a national newspaper, albeit … Continue reading Look Into Your Mind’s Eye

I have seen the top of the mountain

Yesterday I climbed a mountain with my family. Actually, to be honest, it's more accurately described as a 'fell', and most seasoned fell walkers or mountaineers would regard it as a relatively straight forward 'un-technical' challenge, posing very little danger. But for us it's a big deal, okay! Anyway, it's a mountain we've intended to … Continue reading I have seen the top of the mountain