Three score and ??? by Trevor Plumbly

I’m staring down the barrel of 78; old age has arrived and I’ve been collecting wisdom to compensate. There’s lots of theories around; for example, someone said (I don’t know who), “The thing about old age is that you can see the good in people more easily.” My research suggests that that’s a load of bollocks! That sort of sanctimonious crap belongs in Christmas cracker mottoes, or to old fogies wanting to clock up a few brownie points before the bloke with the scythe visits. It’s a bloody mysterious caper this age… Read More

It’s Never Too Late! By Trevor Plumbly

Some pop concerts are getting about as exciting as a sing-along round the piano at a rest home. Problem is, that most people my age saw these guys when they could really strut their stuff, along with us, of course. The vision of me and the Missus clutching Zimmer frames and belting out ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ is not one to dwell on, which begs the question, why do they bother? They can’t possibly need the money and without any intentional cruelty, most of them are long past the ability of… Read More