England 4 Germany 2

As we approach the end of 2018 many memories and anniversaries greet us. Nothing more significant than the end of the “war to end all wars”, 1914-1818, which claimed 19 million lives and 23 million serious injuries. Worse, it laid a foundation for WW2, just 21 years later, which claimed 60 million more lives.On Christmas Day 1914,Continue reading “England 4 Germany 2”


Happy 44th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday 14 September 1974 was a special day for my good friend John Wade, born 1945 in Watford.He married a canny Scot, Kathy Wade, who gave birth to two gifted girls, Caroline and Clementine.I know, I was in the flat above theirs when Caroline arrived on the scene. She now has a daughter of epicContinue reading “Happy 44th Wedding Anniversary”

Sing if you’re glad to be May

Hey ho Elton John looks as much like a tennis superstar, as does Billy Jean King like a rock’n’roll legend.Neither look like gays.Yet both brought amazing talents to our world. My word.Yet here we are in the 21st Century and there are still people who think homosexuality is a God given curse! Just Sing ifContinue reading “Sing if you’re glad to be May”

Watford, Saturday night’s alright

Well done John Wade. And Elton too. Your team has an unbelievable amount of talent (for a teeny weeny little town in the insignificant south of Ingerland. I wish you well in the Premier league but hope that Wednesday give you a bloody nose as a send off when the teams meet at 12.15 tomorrow. WatfordContinue reading “Watford, Saturday night’s alright”

that’s why they call it the blues

Sheffield Wednesday are an under-performing football club. With a bag full of supporters they do worse than you’d expect.Tonight they play Watford, Elton John’s favourite team, albeit at home.I’d hoped the Owls would win. But no, they lost by a hat full of goals, 4-1. This will be another nail in the manager’s coffin, because failure onContinue reading “that’s why they call it the blues”

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I spent the summer of 1970 in New Jersey, and discovered a singer, and a sound that knocked me off my feet. I bought the album Your Song in Manhattan, and believed the artist was American. But no, Elton John was born in Pinner, north west London, which accounts for his subsequent love and patronageContinue reading “How wonderful life is while you’re in the world”