Archive for the ‘real life’ Category

Before even I could remember there was something I couldn’t name. It was something I knew was there and wanted very much and for the longest time I wondered if anyone felt like me. Then one day I was taken out of class by my father to go on a family outing and had to […]


A Tenuous Link

08May20

As you will not doubt know today is VE Day. It is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe at the end of the Second World War. Despite the lock down there is nothing but flags around our way and I have even seen single household ‘street parties’ getting underway. Never were garage tops […]


There is a 1960s movie with the same title of this post. It was filmed around where I grew up. In fact the heroine in the film cycles past our old house just after the opening credits. However, the story being full of sex and permissive society angst, I did not see the movie until […]


May Day

01May20

This is not a call for help, but how appropriate a name for this day at the moment. Firstly an apology to everyone. Yesterday I touched upon politics, which is never a good idea. Never talk about politics in a pub or on a spanking blog I was always told. It was just I was […]


No doubt this unprecedented set of world events will some day pass. One wonders what history will say. Maybe this really is all about the Chinese trying to discredit Donald Trump and he really is the true victim here? Or did he just mean those incredible narcissistic words sarcastically? he must have done, surely this […]


Given the current situation and intermittently having time on my side I have been appraising my life, this blog and other things. My life has changed a great deal since I started this blog, for one thing I got married. I also had a spiritual epiphany, moved house twice, got a dog (yeah historically not […]


More stories this week, at least one and maybe more. But while I do some editing and other housekeeping I noticed that last week sometime this blog passed the 20 million landmark! In just over 10 years that is 20 million page views, 17,000 comments and I have no idea how many words. I know […]


Stay Safe

19Mar20

I hope to catch up on a few posts in the next few days and weeks. Not much else happening after all. The world has gone mad.


Red Heads Rule

27Feb20

But sometimes you still got to do what you have got to do. Enough said.


More Navy Larks

25Feb20

A few weeks back a comment to The Last of the Old Style WRNS Discipline, this time about a woman serving during World War I prompted me to revisit this strange subject. I found a completely new account and new some snippets. This is an edited excerpt of an anecdote written by David S Holly: […]