Trevor’s latest brainwave: individual thoughts on ageing

From time to time, Trevor likes us to pool our thoughts on a topic of interest. This time, he has chosen the topic of ageing, relevant to all of us, but most particularly to those of us nearer the end than the beginning. Trevor Plumbly 75 Ageing is a polite way of describing the fact that you’ve reached a stage in life when very few people seem older than you. To counter this and avoid depression it’s best to reflect rather than anticipate. I find that if you avoid reality, it makes… Read More

My Life Flashed Before Me by Trevor Plumbly

Well it sort of meandered really through a druggy haze, as I suppose it’s wont to do after a heart scare. You’re lying on a hospital trolley thingy, wired and tubed-up to all manner of bleeping gadgets and strange looking plastic bottles, surrounded by people overloaded with calm confidence that you desperately want to feel. The old biblical ‘pick up your bed and walk’ obviously wasn’t going to happen, so one lies there and one reflects. In my case, not on events or people that have affected my life but more of… Read More