Category Archives: RANT

I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE AGAIN………..WITH ‘THE AMERICANS’! ‘The Americans’, review of season 3.

It is official, I’ve fallen in love again with The Americans, but in all honesty I’d never really fallen out of love with it since ITV1 stopped showing it a few years ago.  Recently, I finally twigged(bit of a technophobe … Continue reading

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‘NAKED ATTRACTION’…..more like NEVER AGAIN for me!! Naked Attraction – episode one review.

I am old enough to remember the good old glory days of Blind Date on ITV with the late, great Miss Cilla Black.  It was a dating show that was fun to its core and was brilliant entertainment fit for … Continue reading

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ENGLAND BATTERED, DEEP FRIED AND THEN GOBBLED UP BY FOOTBALLING MINNOWS ICELAND!! England vs Iceland – A review.

Last night quite rightly could be argued as the worst night EVER  in the history of English football.  In the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, England were sent home from Euro 2016 after giving the most abject of abject displays … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A BEGGAR A GENUINE BEGGAR……..THAT IS THE QUESTION?

When is a beggar a genuine beggar then? I was asking myself this question numerous times the other night as I went to bed.  I have not been accosted by such a person for a good eight or nine years … Continue reading

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I FEEL LIKE CRYING HAPPY TEARS THAT MY CHRONIC PAIN HAS FINALLY STARTED TO DECREASE….BUT I’M SCARED TOO JUST YET!

“If I can’t get back on the anti-inflammatories then my life is over. I won’t be able to cope with physio on my pelvis, having a girlfriend or going out five days a week for a job”. In the last … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC FRENETIC FURY, SHOCKS THE WORLD BY DETHRONING CLUELESS KLITSCHKO!

When I think of greatest upsets in sport that I have seen in my lifetime so far, then there are a few that immediately spring to mind.  Little Wimbledon Football Club beating the mighty Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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I WILL ALWAYS BE A SOFT, SENSITIVE AND EMOTIONAL MAN. I AM SO GLAD THAT I AM TOO…….WELL, MOST OF THE TIME!

I will always be a SOFT, SENSITIVE and EMOTIONAL MAN.  This is a fact of life that I do not mind one bit. Well OK, at times I wish was a bit harder, bit rougher around the edges but that … Continue reading

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“FATTY, BUM BUM…..” DAY SEVEN OF MY FIRST EVER DIET AND ALREADY I FEEL BETTER FOR IT!

“Fatty, bum bum….oi Mister, can you lend us some money? Fatty, bum bum” These words got shouted at me one evening whilst I was walking home from the doctors in the early part of the summer this year.  They were … Continue reading

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