Monthly Archives: August 2013

On Being Fifty

I have had nine days to get used to being fifty years old and it hasn’t had the devastating effect you might imagine if you have not reached this milestone yourself. It might hit me later on: “I’m how old???” … Continue reading


Letter from Buckingham Palace and World Exclusive!

This letter arrived for me over a week ago. As you can see, the stamp, wavy line cancellation, date stamp and EIIR insignia are all red. On the reverse of the envelope, was simply the Queen’s crest (below), also in … Continue reading