Hi Pogue, Another flight, another airport lounge. Stockholm today and I have an hour before boarding and home. It will be nice to be home. But Stockholm’s been a blast so a good trip despite the well below 0C temperatures (we hit -18C in Helsinki allowing for the windchill factor and that’s painful!). Here in … Continue reading Monday Musing
Hey Pogue, I’m sitting here in Copenhagen Airport awaiting my flight to Helsinki and I’ve got to thinking. I’ve just spent several days wandering around the city taking in the Christmas preparation, the lights, the shop windows filled with appeal and the many decorated houses. Christmas is in full swing. Christmas markets, novelties to buy, … Continue reading Monday Musing
Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, A moment of seasonal nostalgia. The same songs come round again and again and, forbid I should say it, some are becoming like hymns! Written in ages past and yet held by the faithful to still be relevant. Yes, some are absolute classics. John Lennon, Chris de Burgh, Greg Lake, Slade… But I am … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, Your grandmother has banked quite a few years and whilst I would not say she’s old (I wouldn’t dare!), I’d have to suggest she is in her twilight years. But then, how long are those? Thing is, she can talk about events that your children can only related to through history documentaries and do … Continue reading Seasonal Expectations
Dear Pogue, It is December and the world around us has turned it’s focus, wholeheartedly, towards Christmas. That is, unless you have been shopping in some of our mainline supermarkets where Christmas starts around the 1st October and continues until the beginning of Easter which I think is now the 2nd January. And that’s a … Continue reading Monday Musing
A Christmas Letter
Dear Pogue, A singer writes a killer song and wherever he goes the crowd scream “Play…” The singer gets to enjoy the knowledge that they’ve done something good, over and over. But a painter paints a picture and that’s it. No one saw Van Gogh on the street or in his studio and said, “Hey, … Continue reading A Christmas Letter
Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now
Pogue, I guess we’re all listening to Christmas songs whether we like it or not😏Every time you turn the radio on there they are. And in fairness there are some good songs played at Christmas, and some really lame ones🥺 One of my favourites that I never seem to tire of is Driving Home For … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now
Well Pogue, 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; So the well known poem goes and next time I muse, Christmas will have passed…and I’m already wishing it was all over! This year in particular is proving extremely wearisome with Covid being mixed with … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, They lied to me! They did, they did! And it was subtle and clever because it started early and I was too innocent to be aware. But the lid came off last week and now I know. It happened like this. I had left a shop and was walking behind a child and … Continue reading Monday Musing
A Christmas Letter
Dear Pogue, I got all seasonal and thought I would write you a Christmas letter. Bit like a Christmas card but low on pictorial content and a lot more words. All in all, much better value I'm thinking. Some years ago I spoke in a church at Christmas. I spoke regularly then. Anyway, I always … Continue reading A Christmas Letter
Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, Only 12 days to Christmas and the town is looking festive despite Covid. Seems people are making an effort to be cheerful in the face of the year just gone. So, wherever I go I'm hearing Christmas music. The old favorites which come around every December and a few new offerings. Now there's a … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Dear Pogue, Happy Christmas to you and everyone else who reads this. Not a letter, a card, a Christmas Card. I hope you do better than Chris. Have a really good time throughout the festive season. Best wishes Wic
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