Why don’t I get out into the countryside more often?

On Monday, it was my day off.  My older son (just back from university for Easter) and I set out on our bikes.  We went down to the sea-front, along the eastern arm of Shoreham Harbour and crossed at the lock gates.  At Shoreham, we turned up the old railway line, now a trackway, andContinue reading “Why don’t I get out into the countryside more often?”

In praise of cassette tape

This weekend marks 50 years of the humble cassette tape. These days, we only have one cassette machine.  iTunes has changed my life, but it always feels, somehow, a little grey and flat. In the olden days, I made a lot of cassette recordings.  To begin with, I used our battery-powered portable recorder, and placedContinue reading “In praise of cassette tape”

Out with the old, in with the new

This past week I had to say goodbye to two faithful old companions. The first was my fault.  At Easter, I took my lovely 6-string guitar out into the driving rain to play at an early morning outdoor service.  It’s never been the same since, and in particular, won’t keep tune.  So, after 25 yearsContinue reading “Out with the old, in with the new”