Season’s Greetings!

We wish all our loyal and faithful readers a very happy Christmas, especially Emily’s mum, Marge, Trevor’s brother-in-law, Hoffa and Angela’s son and daughters, Tom, Kate and Lucy. These people sometimes read our blog and have been known to make comments! Also Pablo Castilla in Sevilla and Maria Cristina Diaz in Santander who sometimes like our blog and have learnt some English words from it which they might not otherwise have known (Trevor, you know what I mean). We hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends whatever your… Read More

The Thank You Gift or Hercules and Me by Trevor Plumbly

Giving Talks to Local Groups Some years ago, during my TV days, I was often asked to address all manner of societies and groups. I had my favourites of course, ‘Age Concern’ and ‘Probus’ among them; their meetings always seemed a bit more informal and as a consequence I was able to relax a bit more. In the main, I regarded these as something that went with the territory and if there was no entrance fee charged I was happy to treat it as part of the job. It wasn’t exactly arduous… Read More

My Grapple with Death by Trevor Plumbly

A Hearty Lunch Housework done, washing out and the cryptic crossword knocked-off; with the Morriston Orpheus Choir at full volume (try it!), I contemplated lunch. Healthy, I decided was the way to go, having had meat pie and chips the previous day. Delving into the fridge, I struck some pastrami, which with a bit of Cheddar, pickled onion and a lettuce leaf to balance the books, so to speak, sandwiched up nicely. I had scarcely finished this creation when the pain kicked in. It wasn’t your rolling around the floor gasping kind… Read More