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…