QUARANTINE AIN’T HALF BAD WHEN YOU’VE GOT A LARGE BAR OF FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE


If you’ve been listening to world media in the last year MB will forgive your assumption that quarantine is some sort of hellish black hole. However, MB can assure followers that it ain’t necessarily so. Now it could be. Image if you were detained in some rat-infested prison for any reasonable length of time. And the guards were busy playing days-long poker sessions. And…

Lens-Artist’s photo challenge – Sanctuary


Thanks to Xenia for this week’s ‘Sanctuary’ challenge. Check out her post HERE. When MB thinks of the word ‘sanctuary’ he immediately thinks of his much-younger-then-her-years mom back in Ireland. COVID days, for the elderly in particular, were and continue to be, tough days. There was a spell some time back when MB’s moms age group were confined to their homes and needed the…

Ed’s Blog From The Bog – Reblogged by HX Report


MB’s cousin RO’R is married to Tommy O’Rourke. The live in Dublin, Ireland. RO’R, like MB, is north of 50, to put some context on this reblog from Ed’s Blog. A few short years back, very suddenly, Tommy lost his sight. Life suddenly went from the normal to the very abnormal. Previously Tommy was a huge fan of live horse racing and the game…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A Quiet Moment


Thanks to Patti for the Quiet Moment challenge. View Patti’s great post HERE.

Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge – Delicate Colours


Thanks to Ann-Christine for the ‘delicate’ challenge. A-C’s post can be viewed HERE.

Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge – Pastimes


Thanks to photo guest Sue who set this week’s challenge. You can view her superb shots HERE. And if you like golf (like MB!) then you will love Tina’s post HERE.

When you’ve got a novel problem, you need a novel solution.


All problems have solutions. More or less. One only has to find the solution. And obviously, the more novel the problem, the more novel the solution required. Take your average virus for example. MB is open to any novel suggestions. Including the ingestion (or injection) of reasonable quantities of household bleach. Or placing humans in sunny locations where they can be exposed to high…

Lessons Learned


MB just spent the last 2 or 3 hours in the company of good Scottish friend (SF). Sipping tasty red wine. SF played a youtube video of Scottish music on the TV while the French red vino flowed.