How do they……?

“There are more questions than answers….” was the opening line of a popular song recorded by Johnny Nash in my much younger days – as always, if you are interested just Google or go to Youtube. The song continues thus “….and the more that I find out the less I[…]

Playing It Safe

I was recently talking to somebody about the trip I made to India in some years ago. It was through a Christian missionary organisation that sent out teams of volunteers to various different countries for short term projects, not unlike the BMS Action Teams but the usual duration was for[…]

Is It A Freebie?

We all know the sayings such as ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’ or ‘if it seems too good to be true then it probably is’. Any reader who uses an ipad or computer, will be familiar with ‘pop-ups’ that come from companies trying to sell you[…]

Doors and Rooms

Over the years a few people have shared with me details of a vision they have seen or other spiritual experiences and miracles. They have all been devout Christians whose words I trusted in absolutely, such as the lady I knew well who told me that one day when she[…]

Wandering Winnie

Whether this was a saying known only to my Mum I am not quite sure. However, as the phrase suggests, she used it to describe females of a wandering disposition, an inability to settle in either job, place, relationship or all three. I was reminded of this recently when reading[…]

Yack, yack, yack

One of the online definitions of the word ‘yack’ that I read described it as trivial and incessant conversation. It sums up well the situation I found myself in recently when I was obliged to listen to the conversation of a woman close by. She talked first of all to[…]

What’s that you heard?

One of my childhood pleasures was to go round to the next door neighbour’s house. The lady was old enough to be my grandma, in fact I suppose she was a surrogate one as my Kettering one was no longer with us. I was extremely fond of her and she[…]

Bit Of A Waddle

The birds have been entertaining me again. Watching two fat pigeons waddling up the garden as fast as they could. I couldn’t make up my mind whether they were having a race, whether the back one was chasing the front one or whether both of them were in a hurry.[…]

Not The Dentist!

I feel rather the same way about poems as I do paintings. There are some that I really like but in the vast scheme of things they would be a minority and, in case you are wondering, I don’t write poetry though I have written the odd limerick from time[…]


Funny how sometimes you suddenly hear the same thing two or thee times in quick succession. This has happened to me very recently. The phrase in question is very well known and maybe you had an idea of what is was when you read the title. It is one uttered[…]