Upward Promotion

Arise Sir Tom! One of the most newsworthy stories that has caught our attention during the coronavirus pandemic has been the remarkable fundraising efforts of Captain Tom Moore on behalf of the NHS.On 6th April at the age of 99, his goal was to walk the length of his 25-metre garden 100 times, hoping to …

History’s Most Influential Person – Ever?!

Recently Wikipedia released a report based on its research and analysis listing the ten most influential people in human history. The list included names like Napoleon Bonaparte, William Shakespeare, the Prophet Mohammed, Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Aristotle and Alexander the Great. But who tops the list? None other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself! The …

The King of Cool

The late American movie star Steve McQueen was known as The King of Cool. As one of the Hollywood Greats he starred in popular films like ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Bullitt’ and ‘The Great Escape’. He was born on 24th March 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana and died in Mexico on 7th November 1980 aged just …

Cheaters Never Win!

Back in the 80’s when I played youth cricket at Woodvale Cricket Club, one of the abiding memories among many was how we were encouraged by the late Raymond Browne. He was our esteemed manager / coach and always clapped the opposing batsmen as they ‘came to the wicket’ (cricketing term I know!). This was …

Only the Lonely

Leading up to a Christmas festive period, the BBC appealed through a series of adverts on the television about remembering the Lonely this Christmas. The strap line was that “Everyone Needs Someone” and that is certainly true. The famous Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn once said “When you have nobody you can make a cup of …