A companion piece

This blog piece contains swearing!!! You have been warned!! My Gran raised me to be a respectful man, to be honest & kind but she also ensured that I knew about life, that I knew the real hardships! To picture her think of Miss Marple, add a glass of Gin & a razor sharp tongue!…

Are we all as bad as each other?

There are days in my life that I dislike the way the World is! There is a lot of anger, a lot of hate and a lot of nastiness for the sake of it! Recently Stonewall ran a series of adverts on London Buses stating that “Some People Are Gay Get Over It” I for…

An outing outrage

I rarely shout out about gay issues, I am not a great fan of Pride events and tend to shy away from public events where my sexuality is on show. But I felt I had to speak up about the recent Coalition for Marriage advert that ran in last weeks Country Life Magazine. I felt…

A Gay Old Time

I had some of my oldest friends stay with me last weekend, it was a great weekend and we had a fantastic catch up. But my best friend didn’t realise was that she made rather an annoying faux pas with regards to my engagement and wedding. She has herself recently started a relationship with a…

Sunday Service

Easter is upon us and this morning after an hour or so pottering around the cottage it was time to head off to church. Yes I am one of those chaps that even though gay head off to sing hymns and take communion. I realise that religion is not the usual pastime for a gay…

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…

Clemency a forgoten art?

The recent events that occurred in Japan, released a barrage of emotions and feelings that were difficult to comprehend and deal with. As I stated in my previous post I would return to Twitter once I had something to say and my first tweet after a 36 hours period of silence was “If people have…

God Only Knows

I was thinking today about what to give up for Lent, and I was asked if I was religious? I am religious and do believe in God, but before we get onto the whole Creation verses Evolution argument I would like to point out that I do think there is something else, who created us…

Congratulations it’s a healthy baby “gay”

Last night at work I was asked how long I had been gay for? Which makes a change from the “When did you know you were gay?” question. When are you officially “Gay?” Is it when you fully appreciate your first musical? Is it when you kiss someone of the same-sex? (Although there are straight…