Why ‘a wee dead bird’? I admit it’s a strange name for a website. But hopefully it’s a memorable one. The full expression is “As happy as a wee dead bird.” And it’s an expression I often use when someone asks how things are, or how I’m doing. In fact
The Doors Opened For Van Morrison And Them
Working on a documentary about Van Morrison a couple of years ago, in a piece of archive film I heard someone say, ‘…and the doors opened for Them when they went to LA in 1966.” At least, that’s what I thought he said. Meaning metaphorically the doors opened, and launched
I’m planning to go to a fund-raising concert in Belfast on Saturday. It’s for PIPS – Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide. Northern Ireland has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe, particularly amongst young men. And we have the highest prescription rate for anti-depressant drugs. My friend
Back In The Saddle
I love encouraging stories. And I love it when I find them on Facebook, amidst all the rubbish that’s also there. Last month I treated myself to a new bicycle. My first ever ‘road bike’. What used to be called a ‘racing bike’ in my younger days. I’ve always cycled.