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A Modern Family…

The Holland family are back to full strength over Christmas with Tom and Harry back from the States and Sam back from Gleneagles. And due to various circumstances, all back to their parents’ house. The Old Folks Home as they might call it. Like an… Read More »A Modern Family…

Home alone, (almost)

With three Holland boys away, our house has never been bigger and I suppose this is a good thing. People often cite space as a life goal. There are other upsides too… like chargers being more available. Less likely to go missing for one reason… Read More »Home alone, (almost)

Where is Dr King

Given 2020 to date…   …with all my work cancelling, being confined to the house for extended periods and with little to do (no gigs) – plus three of our boys have flown our nest, leaving just three people in-residence plus our beloved and ever… Read More »Where is Dr King

My first take…

Walls play a significant part in our lives… Pink Floyd’s famous wall needed another brick. The last election to become the President of the United States of America hinged on a wall that doesn’t even exist. China has a great wall that can be seen… Read More »My first take…

Lockdown costs…

  A big lockdown breakthrough this week when finally, an online gig came off. Lots of enquiries to date – to which I have always said ‘yes’ and without needing to check my diary! But this enquiry firms up. The agent calls – ‘Dom, this… Read More »Lockdown costs…

Lockdown blues…

I am bemused by how many people appear to be enjoying lockdown – and talk as though it might be a new way forward.    The new era whereby work is something that we did, do you remember? Or that work is something we do… Read More »Lockdown blues…

Our Easter hunt…

That feeling when you’ve lost your complete set of keys! The shear frustration. Not to mention the dread and the creeping paranoia because our keys are access all areas and obviously, they aren’t just mislaid – someone has them. And not someone like you and… Read More »Our Easter hunt…

The INCREDIBLE mum…

Many things are emerging from this virus and the new ‘normal’ – including a newly found appreciation of schools and the bizarre reality that some parents choose to home school. Who would do such a thing? Presumably they like to argue? Because during this lockdown,… Read More »The INCREDIBLE mum…

New Years Reading…

Practise makes perfect – or so the adage goes.

‘Perfect’ being relative of course and depending on myriad factors including ability and talents. The awkward upshot of this being that some people’s ‘perfect’ is better than others. More perfect, I suppose. Which is awkward but a fact of life and why we venerate certain people and not everyone.Golf is a useful way to contextualise this. The hardest game of all – and famously associated with a quote…“the harder I practise, the luckier I get.”

Breaking the internet… (slowly)

Rare for me to write a second blog of the week but when something so momentous occurs…

This week, almost on a whim, Sam and I sat down and finally knocked off our first podcast. Just us two, rambling on about our year past – typically interrupted by Nikki (twice) crashing in to the room she has every right to crash in to, and so my reaction was probably misplaced and then another interruption but this time very welcome when Tom happened to FaceTime from the States – not to speak with me but because he wanted to see Tessa. Charming.