“tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?

I felt a rant coming on; it's my age I think, more and more despite my best intentions I feel less and less tolerant. I try not to give in but sometimes I just have to. Telly. Do you remember when "Telly" was an event? Good telly that is. People set aside some time in … Continue reading “tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?

Kansas, I’ve a feeling we’re not in toto anymore.

I've just listened to two Kansas albums back to back; first, "The Prelude Implicit" from last year (2016) and then from 1974 their debut album, "Kansas". Listening to the two albums you'd hardly know that 42 years separates them. Both are full of verve and energy and also full of all that wonderful stuff which … Continue reading Kansas, I’ve a feeling we’re not in toto anymore.

A spotter’s tale.

It's Thursday 28th April 2011 and I’m sitting on the 05.51 departure from Chesham, staring up at Chesham’s disused signal box, it’s a grey morning but I have planned a rendezvous with a lady in red. The train doors rumble shut and we’re off, winding up the hillside to gain the Metropolitan main line at … Continue reading A spotter’s tale.