The end of the summer

The Rubí Tuesday blogue The Tour de France finished on Sunday evening so we had to wait nearly an hour for our feed. The Peasant turned up in his cycling clothing. He had been lounging in front of the TV all day drinking beer and watching the bike race on Eurosport. “Oh well,” he announced, … More The end of the summer

Now we are on our own, like Tour de France break-away riders.

Politics is not for you. Politics is not for me either. Politics is for the rich now. Some of us tried hard to be team players. In the post-2016 period after the disastrous Brexit vote, I spent three years of my life organizing online and marching on the streets of London with millions of others, … More Now we are on our own, like Tour de France break-away riders.

The Magic Mountain

Retirement brings many projects. Some prove futile, such as my grand ambition to grow my own vegetables. It would have been useful to start out with good soil, but my kitchen garden soil was destroyed with chemical weedkiller by the previous owner of this property. No amount of donkey manure will ever revive it; but … More The Magic Mountain