My Journal is essentially an extension of my diary and can therefore include personal thoughts on any subject that pops into my mind. There is a lot here about the things I like: travel, food and drink, home and garden, energy and climate change, history, entertainment (music, film, etc)… and so forth.

Journal posts

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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