Baldness – a blessing or a curse?

I’ve been in my current state of baldness for as long as I can remember. This is probably because I started to lose my hair at such an early age. By my mid-twenties it had become a major problem in my life. What began as a slightly receding hairline had transformed into a definite thinning … Continue reading Baldness – a blessing or a curse?

Lockdown – growing beards and self-reflection

The inevitable has finally happened. We have been placed on lockdown. We were given every opportunity to follow the recommendations set by Boris Johnson and the Government. The message to social distance was clear to all, but the news reports over the weekend showed that there was a minority openly ignoring the advice. Parks and … Continue reading Lockdown – growing beards and self-reflection

Mother’s Day and the Corona virus

I remember Mother’s Day as a small child. Every year my brothers and I would get up early, go downstairs into the kitchen and prepare a breakfast for my mother. It wasn’t much, toast with jam on, a bowl of cereal, a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice. We’d put it on … Continue reading Mother’s Day and the Corona virus

The Corona virus and football – pork scratchings and silver linings

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing. It’s match day! So it’s time to don those lucky underpants (the ones you wear every week to watch your team get beat again), get the ironing board out to flatten the crinkles in your football top, and put your scarf on with your team’s colours. … Continue reading The Corona virus and football – pork scratchings and silver linings

The Corona virus – like a bat out of hell?

With its origins in Wuhan, China, Covid 19, otherwise known as the Corona virus, has swept through the world at breakneck speed. It is largely believed the virus came from infected bats illegally sold at wet fish markets. Once the virus jumped from animal host to human host, it soon spread and has now reached … Continue reading The Corona virus – like a bat out of hell?