Principles & Lessons
My Life with Books
Concerts from the 80s and Beyond
Photo: Christian Holmér
There's something about attending live music which you just don't get listening to a recording. When I was younger I was lucky enough to go to loads of great concerts and looking back these are a few.
The Day I Met Douglas Adams
Image by Michael Hughes
Have you heard of
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
? Or maybe Douglas Adams who wrote it? Well one day I was lucky enough to meet the great man and this is the story of a day I'll never forget.
How to Start a Vegetable Polytunnel
Have you been thinking about growing your own veggies? How about extending your growing season and planting under plastic (or glass)? Learn about setting up your own polytunnel or hoop house, how we started ours and our first year.
David Bowie and Me
Image: By AVRO via Wikimedia Commons
To mark the icon's death I needed to write a few words just to pay my respects and express what the great man meant to me. It may
not be a huge essay but I wanted to capture my feelings at this sad moment. His influence will live on...
How to Choose a Second Dog - the Wrong Way
Thinking about getting another pet in your life? Read about how we went about it - the wrong way - when we decided it was time to get a further dog into our home...
Rescued by an Author
Simple Abundance - Over the years I've checked out quite a few personal development books, Sarah Ban Brathnach is one of the authors of this type of work that has had a huge influence on me. This tells you why...
My First Dog: Lady's Story
This is the story of how my first proper dog and I ended up together. She was called Lady, she was a Border collie cross and this is her tale recorded for prosperity.
Surprisingly for a standard pet it's full of twists and turns, ups and downs... See how things panned out.
A few books I've read about dogs entering your life
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