Arizona: take three

By The Time I Get to Phoenix (I will be quite tired) Earlier this year, before the better weather came to the UK, Mrs Brown (Kathie Touin) and I jetted across the Atlantic for our third visit to Arizona. Kathie’s family lives in Northern Arizona so that is where we spent most of our FebruaryContinue reading “Arizona: take three”

Rate this:

Back to Glasgow for the concert of a lifetime

The latest trip for Mrs Brown (Kathie Touin) and I took us back to Glasgow – for our second visit of 2018 – to see Paul McCartney in concert. Kathie had seen him before, many years ago in the States, but I had never seen Paul, or any of The Beatles. It was a fantastic,Continue reading “Back to Glasgow for the concert of a lifetime”

Rate this:

I’m only dreaming

Dreaming. What do we mean by this? Planning an ideal future? Day dreaming on a sunny afternoon about happy memories? A longing to be somewhere else? That strange activity we undertake at night-time? Something else altogether? There are many songs about dreams. Most, if not all, of the ones I know are about night-time dreamingContinue reading “I’m only dreaming”

Rate this:

One year later: more thoughts about my father

One year ago today, which happened to be Easter Day, my father Clive Brown died aged 82 in the early hours of the morning. I have written about this in three previous blogs – “48 Hours: my father and I“, “48 Hours: postscript” and “That Was The Year That Was“. But, if you will indulgeContinue reading “One year later: more thoughts about my father”

Rate this:

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

And so that was Christmas, to mis-quote John Lennon – “And what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun” as he actually sang on Happy Christmas (War Is Over). Well, we know one thing for sure, war and violence is not over. If anything, terrorism seems more unpredictable and brutalContinue reading “Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015”

Rate this: