A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio - May 2020 Someone recently said something to me that I found very interesting. She said that ‘not being in control is not the same as being completely controlled’. I’d been talking to her about feeling powerless in the face of our current situation and how … Continue reading Control
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio - May 2020 A while ago I mentioned that I was getting a new bike and that I hadn’t ridden one for a long time, so I was a bit concerned that I might fall off. As it happens, I haven’t fallen off and I’ve really … Continue reading Community
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio on 27th June 2020 This thought refers to long-awaited planning to upgrade a local road. I’ve had a letter about the proposed Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements. People will have different views on them but there’s an impressive flyby and drive-through video on the Highways … Continue reading The A428: Thoughts on Planning
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio - April 2020 Coffee cravings I don’t know if it’s the change in weather or the extra weeks that’ve been added on, but the lockdown has been feeling harder for me this week. We all have ups and downs in this, of course, so I know … Continue reading Small Things
A thought for the day for Black Cat Radio in April 2020 Did you know that in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch the blackbird came in as the 5th most common bird in our gardens? Number 1 was the house sparrow. I have a pair of blackbirds in my garden. They’ve been busy recently, building … Continue reading Blackbirds
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio - June 2020 Hello! It's been a while since I've posted one of these, for which I apologise. I was focused on leaning how to do YouTube videos and dealing with our new reality, and couldn't keep up with everything. I will try to catch up … Continue reading Ears
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio, 28th March 2020 (I wrote this talk on not using social media, so it's kind of ironic that I'm now putting it on my blog and Facebook.) At the time of writing I’ve been in self-isolation for 9 days. I think it’s just a bad cold … Continue reading Oh, the irony!
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio, 11th January 2020 If you’ve ever been to Anglesey Abbey and walked round the gardens, you’ll have seen that they have a lot of statues. In the winter they cover the statues up, I guess to protect them from bad weather. One of the statues they … Continue reading Winter Hope
A 'Thought for the Day' for Black Cat Radio on 14th December 2019 I’m writing this on election day. By the time you hear it we’ll know what the result is and, whatever it is, I hope it’s a good one for our country and especially the most vulnerable people in it. I don’t know … Continue reading Having Fun?
A Thought for the Day for Black Cat Radio - November 2019 I can’t believe that it’s November already – I’m not sure where this year has gone. November can be a dreary month really, as it’s generally damp and grey and a bit cold. However, it does happen to have my birthday in it, … Continue reading Celebrations