Erk, I’m at odds with some recent readings in the papers. Before I start let me say that I fully support the NSPCC FULL STOP campaign. Child abuse of ANY form is evil and, personally, I think the people who perpetrate it should be subjected to the same emotional and physical abuse they dole out…Continue reading Discipline

The Monarchy

With the Queen’s Golden Jubilee imminent, the press has been focusing on all things royal. As usual this includes discussions and commentary about the role the monarchy play as part of British society. One particular piece on this morning’s BBC Breakfast News suggested that the only thing that needs to change is moving the monarchy…Continue reading The Monarchy


The joy of mobile phones. They have single handedly added a new line to conversations. When you are talking on the phone to someone, it is now feasible for them to say to you “Hang on, my phone is ringing”.


This site is mine. I write what I like. I answer only to myself. OK, which of the above statements are true? Well you’d think all of them, wouldn’t you. At the very least the first two. Surely? When I started this site, it was merely a placeholder for my thoughts and rambles. The bulk…Continue reading Censor

Cold Turkey

Busy week ahead, preparation is key, so I’m off to wind down, read a bit, and catch an early night. If your life depends on me posting daily, then I warn you now, it may not happen every day this week. Mind you if your life depends on me posting daily, you really should be…Continue reading Cold Turkey

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echoedsecrets. Hmmm as this is supposed to be a ‘gadget filled’ website I s’pos I should get me one of them thar tag boards. And here was me just looking for a commenting system, any suggestions anyone?


OK, let me run this by you. I wanna see if it’s just me or whether this is reasonably common (well common in people like us – you know what I mean). Sometimes I like to do nothing, well more often than not actually. I’m adept at finding excuses to not do something. Take, for…Continue reading Primeval