New digs for both daughters

As a parent, I absolutely want my children to grew up, become successful, fulfilled, happy adults in their own right, able to stand on their own two feet. As a parent, I dread the moment my children grow up and leave home. That time has come to pass. Over the last two weeks both of our children have left home. Not like they did to go to university but properly, renting their own places (the first homes of their own) and starting new jobs, both in London. Whilst I am very happy for them, I cannot Read more […]

I changed the cover photo on my profile recently to this one of a narrow boat exiting a lock. Tra…

I changed the cover photo on my profile recently to this one of a narrow boat exiting a lock. Travelling the man made waterways of the UK is one of my favourite pass times.Typically, I hire a boat for the family and friends for a week and do a circuit of some kind that takes in both city and countryside worlds. You see a lot of evidence of the past when you pass through a city on the waterways including signs of many brands from long ago. Places like Birmingham have more miles of waterway than Venice! Read more […]

Car for my eldest

Just drove a nearly new Golf home for my very lucky eldest daughter. She has tried many cars but has been learning in a Golf and it seemed a more practical and longer term proposition than some of the more popular first car choices (such as Fiat 500, Citroen C1) which would not have been ideal for us to drive either. I had a Volvo XC90 that we had hung on to for far too long especially in light of the slump in the popularity of 4×4s. It has had little use since I took on a company car back Read more […]