Heavy Duty

Yesterday, over on Nero’s Notes, I was getting all Heavy Duty.

Rules? For Fools.

As lockdown eases here in the Eastern-Med, I finally fell foul of the rules. I have been sent to a large supermarket, ten minutes or so further away than our usual store. The reason? Pasta. The larger shop has better brands of pasta. One of the small prices that one

Giveaway Winners

Last week, I ran a giveaway for subscribers – and the winners were… Martin Seddon and Sarah Cundy. Sarah – let me have a mailing address, and I’ll get your copy of Aegyir Rises into the post for you. Amanda’s website


It’s about time that I did a giveaway. Before that though, some shameless self-promotion. You may know that I co-host a podcast, 1857. I have started appearing in another. Shelflifesitcom The following excerpt was written by Harry Marks, producer, director, leading voice and top fellow of the Shelflifesitcom. Harry


My meditation begins, “Welcome to the Daily Calm…” The soothing voice comes from my iPhone. Usually, just after lunch. Full of food, I descend to my office, turn off podcasts and music and sit in my easy chair. Tamara Levitt utters the words and guides me to my quiet place,

Living the Dream - 64. Camino IV Part II

Camino IV Part II is brought to you by the magic of the internet. This post, and every post this week, has published while I am walking in Northern Spain. Last Walking Day Today, Friday, is our last walking day on this trip. If everything has gone to plan, then

Living the Dream - 63. Camino IV

Camino IV begins the day after this post publishes. I’m off to Northern Spain again. Route Over six days, I will walk 109.5 miles (176.2 Km). This is Camino IV of V, and next year we have 83 miles left of the 500 mile pilgrimage that we

Golfing Gods

Regular readers know that I play golf. Living here, it’s a great excuse to be out in the sun, breathing fresh air and burning some calories. Of late, I have not been striking the ball well, nor putting well. The strongest part of my game has definitely been
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