A life well lived…

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There are many phases of life we all pass through. First steps, first days at school, graduation, jobs, weddings, work, kids, (divorces), grandkids, retirement… I find myself increasingly writing memorials these days – not a phase to welcome perhaps and once it arrives, I expect… Read More »A life well lived…

A book for everyone…

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A recent reader of Eclipsed was in touch to take issue with my book. Too self-deprecating for his liking, prompting his conclusion that it’s not a book for everyone. Subjective of course and although I didn’t feel inclined to counter, it did rankle a little.… Read More »A book for everyone…

To the rescue…

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Not that Disney needs my support but I feel compelled to write my fulsome praise for one of their latest films and not one that features any of my children. A documentary called The Rescue, the harrowing but utterly remarkable story of the Thai football… Read More »To the rescue…

Tom who?

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Like in all things human, there is a hierarchy within comedy. Comedians understand this and we accept it. Not all comedians are the same. Some comedians are funnier than others and the funniest comedians tend to be the most famous although not always. It is… Read More »Tom who?

Who knew…

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Who doesn’t enjoy a really big poo? Truly – a clear out of the bowels is one of life’s great victories, only marginally eclipsed by a clear-out of the house. And this being a time of annual renewal, many of us will have completed a… Read More »Who knew…

That Christmas feeling…

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The last blog of an eventful and somewhat blighted year which began with a lockdown and ends with a quasi-one in the UK with people duly terrified by messages from our leaders imploring us to be very afraid. But Christmas arrived anyway and remains most… Read More »That Christmas feeling…

winners and losers…

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A week of landmarks and sporting incidents colliding to reveal and expose human traits and quirks which I imagine (or hope) we are all subject to. Patrick’s 17th birthday was additionally exciting this year because all his big brothers were in London and free to… Read More »winners and losers…

Friends Reunited…

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Aside from the people who work at them and perhaps the very frequent flyers, but for most of us, airports remain comparatively exciting places. As a transport hub at least. More exciting than train stations anyway (warmer?) and definitely more alluring than a bus terminus… Read More »Friends Reunited…

I have no words…

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Regrets in life are quite normal but we should keep in mind that they’re rarely fruitful. You know the kind of thinking… I wish I’d done this or If only I hadn’t done that. Clearly it is better to live in the present and to… Read More »I have no words…