A time to say goodbye

It is a sad day at Partridge Farm Cottage; I found two of my ducks had died it was the two Hen (female) ducks that had died leaving Titus my Drake a widower twice over in the same night. The morning I found him, with his beak ruffling the feathers of Penny my Muscovy as…

Lamb, Lamb everywhere and not a drop to eat!

It is that time of year when the fields at home are full of baby animals, there are fields of ewe’s and lambs all around the farm and at the bottom of the garden is a cow and her calf who keeps pushing his head through the gap in the hedge to see what the…

I think I want to Marry you!

I got to thinking about marriage whilst driving into work (I was listening to Marry You on the Glee soundtrack) I do think that I would one day like to get married, to take those vows that bind you and your loved one together forever. But how long is forever? Some marriages last days, some…

Charity begins at home?

When we see people in colourful jackets, standing with their clip boards in the street what do you do? Avoid them? Speak to them? Walk on by? I will put my hand up and say I avoid them. I take the usual stance of head down, quicken my pace and walk by. Usually ignoring their…

Love Letters Straight from your heart

With the sad loss of Elizabeth Taylor this week, there have been lots regarding her in the press and media. She was a wonderful woman donating time and money to AIDS charities and also a prolific actress staring in wonderful classic Hollywood films as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf…

Where are all the heroes?

During my formative years I had my heroes, my Grandfathers where massive role models for me and I idolised several sporting heroes and film stars. But what I lacked was a gay role model.  When I was growing up in my late teens I needed someone who could tell me that it was okay to…

Bitten by the Black Dog

It starts as a feeling in the pit of the stomach; it ties up your intestines and causes your stomach to churn and rumble. Your appetite disappears and you become forlorn, bed is the only place to retreat to. You try to sleep but tears keep you awake, along with the sense of dread and…

Managers

With great power comes great responsibility? Not in my opinion, Great power gives the individual the right to shout, throw strops and assume everything will be done for them. The public sector is under going some radical and drastic changes and there are a lot of people that should really be gone. They are the…

Wouldn’t it be nice?

Listening to the radio this morning, and heard the Beach Boys sing this song and thought how lovely the lyrics were. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long And wouldn’t it be nice to live together In the kind of world where we belong You know…

Aint Misbehaving

Fairly apt lyrics I want to share with you, No one to talk with All by myself No one to walk with But I’m happy on the shelf Ain’t misbehavin’ I’m savin’ my love for you I know for certain The one I love I’m through with flirtin’ It’s just you I’m thinkin’ of Ain’t…

A little night music

My new years resolution was to be braver, try new things, visit new places and to do things that have scared me in the past. Well last night I had my first ever experience of live Opera and all I can say is what an amazing experience and has there ever been a voice that…

I wish these had have happened!!

Cover Versions I wish had happened Ella Fitzgerald singing Physical, originally by Olivia Newton John Frank Sinatra singing Man-eater, originally by Hall and Oates Billie Holiday singing Prisoner, originally by Barbara Streisand Films that I wish had been made in classic Hollywood time  Basic Instinct             –           With Joan Crawford and Gregory Peck in the lead…