What do you do when you’re in a hole?

Bernard Cribbins’ story, set to music, of a man in a hole has always struck me for the acuteness of its observation. There he is, digging a hole when, during his labours, he is told […]

Seasonal celebration, or why allotments are like campaigns…

Upon overhearing a conversation between a group of allotment holders, one could be forgiven for arriving at the conclusion that their glasses are perennially half-empty. Their morose observations make Eeyore seem cheerful and carefree. Winter […]

What it says on the tin

The Bonzo Dog Band may not necessarily find themselves on many of your vinyl and CD racks, MP3 players or Spotify playlists. I understand. The Bonzos were what happened when 60s art-school students spent too […]

On strategy and delivery

‘Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition…’. Great song, OK film. But what if nine to five isn’t enough? What if achieving your goal requires an altogether […]