TO SLEEP perchance to...
Friday, 21 April, 2017 at 12:00AM
Easter is a time of sacrifice and hope - easy words to write, but more difficult to translate into life today.
Thursday, 13 April, 2017 at 8:59AM
Charles Dickens may as well have been talking about March 2017 when he wrote of “the best of times and the worst of times” - because that is what we had last week.
Friday, 31 March, 2017 at 7:24AM
Robbie Burns was wrong! He prayed that some power would give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us.
Friday, 24 March, 2017 at 12:05AM
It is hard, sometimes, to see anything good in what seems like defeat, but the people of West Cumbria can hold their heads up high.
Friday, 17 March, 2017 at 12:05AM
My three wishes: world peace, a beautiful body and a grumpy call centre worker that I can handle.
Friday, 10 March, 2017 at 12:05AM
I am wondering today whether I will ever want to write another column.
Friday, 03 March, 2017 at 12:00AM
Times are changing! I went to the pictures on Saturday to watch a film about a man who strived to do good. You could say he was a vigilante, albeit a tortured one.
Friday, 24 February, 2017 at 12:00AM
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