There Must Be Better Songs to Sing than This

Yesterday I watched the movie Educating Rita. It’s written by Willy Russell who also wrote Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers. I love his work – it’s rare to see a man who can write so well for women. I last saw the movie around 1984 or ‘85. I remember it because I watched it withContinue reading “There Must Be Better Songs to Sing than This”

A flask of tea and some sweeties

  Easter Monday. The words have been in the back of my mind all day like a reminder that wasn’t quite working. What did they mean? Or to be more exact what did they used to mean? I pushed it to the back of my mind and got on with a pretty busy and productiveContinue reading “A flask of tea and some sweeties”

Shaping Journeys

Our lives, particularly in our early years, are moulded by external factors that create, shape and imprint memories of our places and our journeys. For me it was the three bus routes that travelled out of the housing scheme where I lived in as a child to different destinations. Starting with the number 31 route,Continue reading “Shaping Journeys”