Procrastination

Mixed Media Monday

First of all, The Jazz Show went down a storm in my immediate circle; good feedback there. It was broadcast yesterday afternoon at 4pm – a return to form. I had been worried about playing music that was a bit more contemporary, up to date and…. well … not really the Jazz I love. I am a massive fan of the Progressive and Spiritual Jazz that was in London in the late sixties / early…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Christmastide 2020

Christmas started a couple of days ago for me – I recorded Roots Conversation and drank a bit, the gift giving started then. Scooby & K-Lo gave me a clear vinyl 2018 repress of Creation Rebel, Adrian Sherwood’s tour de force. It is right good. I gave them this photo…   It is a photo of their hound Ernie – imposed on a Spanish nobleman. I dig it if they don’t – but, I think…

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Family

Kathryn’s Guiding Sorority

Kathryn, my wife, is a volunteer at the local Guiding Association. She leads young girls into being responsible people who will hopefully surpass her. All with completely that very intention and all completely selflessly done. Today she was recognised for five years of service with her group and we both went to a ceremony in Ripon where she was presented with an award. There was a good spread of food and, although I was one…

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Family Procrastination

Happy Birthday Kathryn! S’nice That!

Congratulations on another Earth Cycle, Kathryn – god knows you have had to work hard to get here. The people you grace with your presence are all the richer for knowing you and I am humbled to be your partner. Today Kathryn is knee-deep in her thirties. She has risen to the challenge and I am proud of her. Today started with an early rise for me – I had been recording a heap of…

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Family

Happy Birthday Kathryn

Kathryn turned another year over today — she grows in beauty every day and is a joy to be with. Gorgeous all-round life-companion, wife, friend & dog-walker she is everything to me; Kathryn, I love you. We woke up around the same time, today —&#x20 09;her Birthday — and she was soon out of the door to her clients (hounds). I had to get her to open her presents as she was just wanting a nice cup of tea &…

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Family Social

Harrogate Pride In Diversity 2018

June 16th saw Harrogate’s Pride In Diversity event — I went along to support some good friends. This had been the first time I had been to a Pride and I was very impressed with the friendliness of everyone there. There were no lager louts or scary people — just well-mannered fun; I enjoyed myself and it was a pleasure to be there. I went to support my friends and to put my foot on a road to state…

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Family

Kathryn Had A Vinyl Birthday

So then, the love of my life, Kathryn Backhouse had a birthday today — she has given permission for me to print her age on this blog. She is no longer twenty one years old but has reached the fine age of thirty three — we call this a “vinyl birthday” in our house (33 // 45 // 78). She has grown in beauty and grace everyday since I met her drunkenly in a nightclub when she was 21.…

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Food & Drink

Mexican Macaroni

Mexican Macaroni :: This simple to follow recipe is great for when you have a mate over for a bite to eat after a day-time drinking session. Let’s hope he likes heat! Vegetable Oil 2 x Chicken Breast 200g Macaroni (other pasta can be substituted) 1 Red Onion – Sliced 1 Red Pepper – De-seeded & Sliced 300g Jar ASDA Spicy Salsa 300g Jar ASDA Sour Cream & Chive Dip Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Pack…

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