It seems I have lived long enough to be of value! I turned 67 last week. Am I too old to continue working?
Friday, 17 February, 2017 at 12:05AM
Five mattresses and 150 pillows later and I still can’t sleep!
Friday, 10 February, 2017 at 12:05AM
Mo Farah sums up my attitude to nuclear power - and, once again, it comes with my get-out-of-jail-free card: situational ethics!
Friday, 03 February, 2017 at 12:05AM
You will be aware that Superman’s other persona is a mild-mannered reporter.
Friday, 20 January, 2017 at 12:10AM
Get a grip! It’s not me saying that. I am just quoting Jon Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, who was talking to/at Jeremy Hunt in Parliament this week.
Friday, 13 January, 2017 at 12:05AM
This is a resolution-free zone! I just want readers to know that they can approach this column with no fears of reading about the need to lose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking, stop wasting time and so on and so forth.
Friday, 06 January, 2017 at 12:05AM
Well, that’s it! The year 2016 is nearly over and what a year it has been.
Friday, 30 December, 2016 at 12:00AM
Like many of you, my husband and I attended a nativity featuring a loved child.
Friday, 23 December, 2016 at 12:00AM
If only Christmas could be more like the ads.
Friday, 16 December, 2016 at 12:00AM
Families are in for a treat tomorrow if they board the special Santa train that leaves Maryport at 10.51am.
Friday, 09 December, 2016 at 12:05AM
It is 10.30pm. I have just come back from a grumpy council meeting, I am grumpier than the councillors and now I have to write a column that you would want to read!
Friday, 02 December, 2016 at 12:05AM
It has not been a good week to claim connections to New Zealand - and I am not even talking about rugby league!
Friday, 25 November, 2016 at 12:00AM
This is a Donald Trump-free zone. This is a Nigel Farage-free zone. This is a Brexit-free zone. Oh dear! I’ve just realised that this is the end of this week’s column because what else is there to talk about?
Friday, 18 November, 2016 at 12:00AM
Huge excitement in West Cumbria today with the New Zealand v Scotland rugby league match.
Friday, 11 November, 2016 at 12:05AM
In the past few months I have done really sad stories about sick children.
Friday, 04 November, 2016 at 12:05AM
I thought about immigration, jobs, free trade and a united Europe when I decided to vote ‘In’ but how could I have forgotten the real issue - the tatie ’ash fields?
Friday, 28 October, 2016 at 12:05AM
If anyone at the Times & Star is qualified to tackle the problem of killer clowns it is me.
Friday, 21 October, 2016 at 12:05AM
Christmas 1961 was one of the most tragic days of my life.
Friday, 14 October, 2016 at 12:00AM
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - and the chill wind of politics.
Friday, 07 October, 2016 at 12:00AM
Apologise? What for?
Friday, 30 September, 2016 at 12:00AM