John's Bolt Hole

Independence Day?

I awoke this morning confidently expecting to find that the result of the UK referendum had been to ‘remain’ in Europe.  I was wrong; I was shocked, and left wondering just what the future held, not just for the UK, but also for Europe.  It’s been a long, long day.…

Robbie’s Marathon

At the time of writing, we’re just a few days away from this year’s running of the London Marathon.  In amongst the runners this year will be a young man taking on the 26.2 mile challenge from a different perspective.  His name is Robbie, and Robbie is autistic.  The severity…

Feline Harrassment

A while ago I wrote about the family cat, as she sadly edged into her dotage.  In time, the inevitable happened, albeit with some humane assistance, and a hefty bill, from the vet.  It was the right, but difficult thing to do, to spare further pain and discomfort for Treacle,…

The Eagle Tree

I read a lot of books.  In the main, they are for entertainment, but interspersed with the less serious, I’ll delve into a range of more serious matters relating to life, current (or past) affairs, and literature.  I’ve just finished a book called ‘The Eagle Tree’ by Ned Hayes, a…