2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

The Perils of Soft Play Centres

On a recent trip back home to St Helens, my step mum suggested we took the kids, as well as my niece and nephew, to a soft play centre nearby. I don’t mind them too much, as long as they are not absolutely heaving, in which case no. Not so much. This one was four…

Poem: You Were

You Were You were the rage that ripped me out. You were the virus in my eye. You were a cruel and hateful lout. You were the life that passed me by.   You were – not are – and won’t be. You were a triumph unwilling to see the breaking dawn that greets me, instead, you denied me to be…

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, St. Helens

Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Christmas Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, St. Helens, Merseyside. Sunday 7th December 2014, 10 am I have not been near live performance in a very long time, so going to see any is a bit of a treat for me. Considering I spent my formative years in and around…