going forwards looking backwards

As mentioned in 2019, and for other perhaps obvious reasons in 2020, I didn’t find time in 2021 to write frequently for this blog. So, as in 2019, but with no summary this time to accompany them, the following photos will have to give some indication as to what I got up to.

Given my disuse of it I’m undecided, going forward, as to what to do with this blog. I’m not writing for it in the manner I thought I might. Which is fine. Plans change. But as I still think it worth to have my own bit of space on the web, I have to decide in what shape and form that takes. But before that, a glass of port. And as I forgot to post it, the first port of the season was:

  • Reading: The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst (and dipping in and out of The Fire of Joy, Clive James)
  • Viewing: Fraiser (full series on 4OD)
  • Drinking: Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port


A very belated happy birthday to Bob Dylan who turned 80 last week. I was preoccupied with my dad’s own 80th birthday (amongst other things) to really pay attention. But this week I enjoyed reading John Harris on Dylan in the Guardian and this by Alan Jacobs from his blog post linkage over at Snakes and Ladders. And BBC 6 Music did a nice 6 Music Artist Collection I am currently listening to.

If I had been able to pay it any mind I would have chosen a song by Dylan for Going For A Song last week instead of choosing nothing. So to cover that omission may I point you in the direction of a GFAS I wrote in 2016 about ‘Sign on the Window’ from New Morning.

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