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The trip of a lifetime: a motoring tour of Scotland north of Fort William/Inverness and the Isle of Skye.
Three years at university in the late 70’s; I was too involved in Ents and working in the student bar to get a good degree…
Read more: In search of a partner
I was in search of a girlfriend or partner and was told I should go on a dating site – but I had no idea what kind of person I was looking for, and during lockdown turned to TV for clues.
Read more: South Devon Technical College
Were YOU at SDTC? I was there in the early 70’s and had a great time. Punk hadn’t happened yet so I was still prog-rocking with the best of them. I got some A-levels too.
Read more: Saturday morning
A crisp clear morning and I have nothing to complain about and a day with no plans to enjoy as I will. There are times when life is good.
Read more: Elgol, Isle of Skye
Elgol is a small village in a remote part of the Isle of Skye – with stunning views toward the Cuillin Hills. A great place to get dusk and sunset photos.
Read more: Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
An excellent Jazz release (Nov 2022) that combines rich latin, jazz, jazz-funk and Afro-Cuban sounds on a single LP; complex yet accessible; thoughtful yet danceable.
Read more: Trinidad Garden
A tropical garden in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. I loved it but made the mistake of picking an extremely hot chilli with bare hands – and eating it!
Read more: Osborne House
Osborne House is a beautiful building and, whilst an ostentatious display of wealth, also shows an appreciation of quality craftsmanship and sustainability that might, hopefully, make a return one day.
Read more: Blues to Bliss
Remembering New Orleans gave me a taste for funk – plus jazz, blues and an excellent beer. The thought of not being able to go back made me feel blue for a moment – but that’s all gone now!
Read more: New Orleans
A great city at any time, New Orleans is a place I could live and a place I would love to return to one day. Now I’m retired I have time to really soak up the music, food and beer!
Read more: Newton Abbot 1958
A parish magazine had unexpected news about my baptism, but perhaps of greater interest were the advertisements for businesses, most of which no longer exist – but some that do.
Read more: Olives & Post-Punk
One sunny afternoon in the life of Newton Abbot, from the market square to the clock tower…
Read more: Jaguars, Rovers, Mustangs, Corvettes…
An exceptional free day out in Newton Abbot every June; well worth a visit!