Gigha’s Tidal Islands

Last week my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, if often wet holiday in Scotland; two nights on the Isle of Arran, two nights on the Island of Gigha and two nights in Oban – and two new ‘tidal islands’. Being islands off islands they wouldn’t have qualified for my...

Walkers Are Interesting People

In Essex Coast Walk I asked if it is walking that makes people interesting or that interesting people choose to walk. Today on the sea wall between Leigh on Sea and Benfleet I met another interesting walker. Jim, originally from Galway, has completed many long walks,...

CRANHAM BY-ELECTION RESULT

We came second to the Residents Association, who defending a huge majority again won by a long way. But I beat not only Lib Dem, UKIP & Labour, but got 21% more votes than the Conservative candidate, in one of the most Tory & Brexit supporting areas of London....

Cranham By-Election – Standing for Green Party

Following the sad death of Councillor Clarence Barrett I’m honoured to be standing for the Green Party in the Cranham by-election on 9th May. Here’s a copy of a letter to local residents: Dear Cranham Resident I would like to introduce myself as your Green...

My Teeth, the Dentist and Me

No one likes visiting the dentist. I’m fortunate that Mr Anand is a very nice chap with good sense of humour, and an excellent dentist. Even so I’d have preferred not to have made six visits in the last five weeks. I suspect it goes back to the standard of dentistry...