Category Archives: images

My Skoda.

Nowadays Skoda cars are well thought of and stylish. They are,after all, made by VW. This was not always so. Skoda does have a proud history of making stylish and popular cars since the turn of the 20th Century, but … Continue reading

Posted in age, challenges, health, illness, images | Tagged | Leave a comment


As we get older life changes, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Whichever way you view it it changes. I have always felt  that life goes in phases, and during each of those phases we are dealing with … Continue reading

Posted in images | Leave a comment


Tomorrow is our grandson’s birthday – he will be 2 years old. In a couple of weeks time I will be 70 years old. The circle of life continues. Young Hamish has his whole life ahead of him. He has … Continue reading

Posted in age, dreams, futures, images, life, love, philosophy, reality | Leave a comment

Time flies.

Several months ago my wife – who was born and brought up in Hong Kong – got word that her secondary school was holding it’s 50th anniversary celebrations and all alumni were invited. She has kept in touch with many … Continue reading

Posted in images | Leave a comment

latest entry …… new ideas.

Yet again too long in posting. Going through much – physically, mentally, but it has led me to a slight change in view point. The heart problems worsen, the Myeloma seems to be doing better, despite the side effects of … Continue reading

Posted in age, cancer, challenges, decisions, depression, futures, images, philosophy, reality | 1 Comment

Yonks and yonks

It seems an age since I wrote in this blog, and indeed it is. Why is that? Maybe it is because I have been feeling better since January. No chemo, results since transplant good, no treatment for a while. It … Continue reading

Posted in age, challenges, health, images, life, personal, philosophy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The big sho(r)t

Last week we went to see the movie “The big short”. As you probably know it is about the global financial crisis caused by the greed and willingness to be less than honest of bankers. This of course led to … Continue reading

Posted in challenges, daily, fear, futures, health, images, philosophy | Leave a comment

Out with the old, in with the new.

It is now 2016, and all around the world millions of people will have made their annual ‘New Year Resolutions’. Many, if not most, of these resolutions will not last the year out. It is a bit of fun, a … Continue reading

Posted in age, challenges, decisions, futures, images, love | Leave a comment

A new year.

This is being written on new years eve 2015 – 2016 looms. The end of the most challenging year of my life. I has been a lengthy period since my last blog, caused by treatment induced lack of enthusiasm. I … Continue reading

Posted in age, cancer, challenges, decisions, dreams, futures, images | Leave a comment


What causes happiness? There seem to be constant surveys these days attempting to identify the levels of happiness of people. People in different groups, people in different countries, rich people, poor people, successful people, unsuccessful people …….. ad nauseum. But … Continue reading

Posted in age, daily, depression, images, laughter, reality | Tagged , , | Leave a comment