Cockney Reject: Celebrating 19 Years in the West Midlands

This weekend marks the 19th anniversary of my relocation to the West Midlands: first arriving in Stourbridge on the first weekend of January 1990. How things have changed..!!?? Since 1990 I’ve had three children, got married (and subsequently divorced), had various jobs (from working in a UCI Cinema through stockbroking for Charles Schwab to co-authoring… Read More Cockney Reject: Celebrating 19 Years in the West Midlands

‘Try to imagine a house that’s not a home…’ (The 12 Posts of Xmas #11)

The title for this post comes from what must be one of the cheesiest of Christmas hits, Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas”. Sung in a fake Elvis baritone voice, the song was Mud’s second UK number one reaching the top of the charts in December 2004. Even cheesier, the song is also responsible for the band’s… Read More ‘Try to imagine a house that’s not a home…’ (The 12 Posts of Xmas #11)