When Henri Had the Blues

September 1st, 2017 Posted in Music

  Still slowly putting together the story of Cops n Robbers rhythm n blues band under the working title of ‘When Henri Had the Blues,’ so it was good to hear from Larry from those far off days in the great blues county of Essex! Happy days, indeed reminding me that I must try to […]


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Happy New Year!! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!!

December 31st, 2016 Posted in Gigs, Music, News, Poetry

  Happy New Year!!   Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!!   Here’s wishing and working for peace, justice and goodwill to all who inhabit the earth: beast, bird, insect and human; the discovered and yet to be discovered; the born and yet to be born. Let 2017 be the start of us all getting on better together […]


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Important Cause: Your Help Requested!!

November 21st, 2016 Posted in Gigs, News

  Our lovely daughter who, along with her lovely boyfriend, has presented us with a lovely granddaughter, has a mission which is very dear to her heart. She has set up a petition and needs as many signatures as possible to achieve her aim.   I’m best letting her explain it to you:   “Help […]


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Help a Hog be Happy

November 16th, 2016 Posted in Poetry

  Spring is a-cumen; the needle’s in the groove Earth is a-warmin’; hogs are on the move All along my fence hole highway Hogs and hoglets play. Makes my day Help a hog be happy   Safe in my hedgehog garden a hedgepig can unwind On fallen fruit and mealworms, dining with his urchin kind […]


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Help a Hog be Happy!!

November 16th, 2016 Posted in Music, News

  Our Jack’s mate Shereda Rose asked him to write a song in support of hedgehog preservation. Jack turned his prodigious talents to laying down  a track for it, playing synth drums, bass guitar, keyboards and electric guitars (told you he was talented) and enlisted me to write a lyric.   I came up with […]


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Nice One Jayne, Ya Done It Again!

November 11th, 2016 Posted in Gigs, Music, News

  Last year we had a couple of gigs with the Alf Alfa Ceili Band when we were joined by jazz clarinet legend Eric Newton. To accommodate Eric’s Bb instrument, I whacked a set of heavy gauge strings on a ‘spare’ fiddle and tuned it down a tone. This way me and Ekka could play […]


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PLUMB CRAZY!!

November 6th, 2016 Posted in News

  Today I replaced our old kitchen taps with a new pair. The shaft in the old cold tap had sheared off and the things are sold in pairs, hence the double replacement. The new taps cost £24.00   It required a screw driver to turn valve to each tap and a spanner to undo […]


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James and Gilda, Wendy and Little Jimmy and Me

October 23rd, 2016 Posted in News

    Jimmy Perry OBE has passed away at the venerable age of 93. Jimmy is best known to most for co-writing Dad’s Army with David Croft, but when I was a teenager, Jimmy was best known to me for running the Palace Theatre, Watford. I knew him then as James. He was one of […]


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