Sometimes when my eyes are closed, a kaleidoscope consumes my vision. Patterns. Shapes. Movement. Sparking the trail of gasoline, that explodes the dynamic collision. Othertimes when my eyes are closed, a darkness turns everything to black. Solitude. Focus. Improvement. The dust settles, calm returns, and within that I feel myself come back. Few times when my eyes are closed, serenity is pierced by nothing but white. Blinding. Hindering. Pollutant. Supposedly illuminating, but how? there can be no concentration when all is too bright. Forgive me, as funny as it may seem, but let me dwell with Marc’s Blue Horses and Van Gogh’s Starry night. ForRead More →

It took me 2 years to get Mr Adair to take me to a concert, this was down to two reasons: I am particular about who I want to go and see, so I bide my time until an opportunity presents itself. Scott hates crowds of people. Then in March 2019 the moment was upon us. It was to be an evening of Country music straight from the States. Headlining was Chris Stapleton. These days Stapleton is relatively mainstream thanks to his big performances with the likes of Justin Timberlake etc. 2019 he was heading up to his peak and man I was excited. ‘TenneeseeRead More →

My Mutt was due to arrive any minute now, it was 9am and I was ready. Scott had the day off work and we were eagerly waiting the arrival of the bike. I kept peeking out the kitchen window on to the little lane the van would have to drive down… Tick Tock… It was driving me mental.  I’m not a patient person, I’m getting better, but waiting for that bike was absolute torture; mainly because I was rocking around in Kevlar jeans in 21° heat. Anyway, around 4pm the van turned up and the Mutt was wheeled on to the drive, sparkling and readyRead More →

Sorry I left you guys in the lurch there, but I needed to take a minute to write some more as that’s as far as I got, before I gave up. Well I didn’t give up. I took a hiatus… a 3.5 year hiatus. I’ve been very busy. Don’t eye roll me!  Never mind, you would never have known if I hadn’t told you, but I thought I would be honest, so get over it and let’s keep it moving. Right so we were talking about how bad I was as a sales assistant, or that’s what you thought, because I just stood around talkingRead More →

Moments There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.  Like, telling someone you love them.  Or giving your money away, all of it.  Your heart is beating, isn’t it?  You’re not in chains, are you?  There is nothing more pathetic than caution when headlong might save a life,  even, possibly, your own. Mary Oliver …………………………………………………. Over the last 15 years I have amassed a collection of writings, handwritten across a handful of notebooks, some just a simple few words, others long quotes, stories or poems.  Anything that has resonated over the years has been written and reflected upon, there is great comfort to beRead More →

25/3/2021. I started this project in 2017 and had initally planned a book project, but I got overwhelmed by that concept so a blog split into several parts is the way forward. First we shall delve into my motorcycle journey and then who know’s where it will end up. Stick with it and we will find out. ……………………………………………… As I sit here on 27th July 2017 getting ready to embark on another project that I am hesitant to start because of the uncertainty of seeing it through to completion. The outlaw country radio station is playing loud, I’m sipping a cold Coors light, with excitementRead More →

It seemed only fitting to start the craziness of my world with the woman responsible for the soundtrack to every big event in my life and for the movie ‘The Bodyguard’ that to date I have seen 137 times. Excessive, I hear you say? Absolutely not. The timing also happens to be spot on as we are close to the anniversary of her death on 11th Feb. That moment is a particularly poignant one. Following my early 21st party (actual birthday is the 16th) I had gone upstairs to grab The Bodyguard DVD to watch before bed. Upon seeing what I was doing my brotherRead More →

This is Bobbly’s World… **** Sake how do you even start a blog. Hey Guys… What am I doing? face palm Please enter whatever salutation you see fit here … should I pass you on the street you’d probably get a swift smile, maybe a nod, raised eyebrows and mumbled ‘Alright’ out of me (it’s way friendlier than it sounds). I have decided now is the time I am finally going to bite the bullet and write something for public viewing and am fully aware of all the pitfalls and many ways this can (and likely will) go terribly wrong. Imagine the clumsiest person youRead More →