‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Family Tension, Christmas Parties and Summer holidays. The everyday trials of life in suburban Leeds 1950s-60s!

I was speaking with my younger brother yesterday and we were comparing notes from our childhood memories. He confirms that the Anglia was the first car after the Ford Prefect … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Family Tension, Christmas Parties and Summer holidays. The everyday trials of life in suburban Leeds 1950s-60s!

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A trip to the Pictures in Leeds – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, I went to the cinema with my mother and my dad, as well as my grandma. Other people have mentioned things that I had forgotten … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A trip to the Pictures in Leeds – Part 2

The Final Part – Hell Fire (audiobook)

When all seems lost, when all seems won, things can occur to change the whole balance and future of the seven worlds. The final part of Hell Fire makes sure … Continue reading The Final Part – Hell Fire (audiobook)

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Firsts – First School – Stainbeck Preparatory School – Stainbeck Lane near Chapel Allerton. Growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s.

This is likely to be my last blog until the New Year as I will be busy with visitors, but we shall see. My grandchildren will be staying with me over Christmas and it … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Firsts – First School – Stainbeck Preparatory School – Stainbeck Lane near Chapel Allerton. Growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s.

Hell Fire Part 15 – Unfinished Business (Audiobook)

The penultimate episode of Hell Fire (audiobook). Threads are drawn tight, death and danger are everywhere, but it is the dangers that are unexpected that matter most. Brian hopes to save … Continue reading Hell Fire Part 15 – Unfinished Business (Audiobook)

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter in the 1960s – Gipton Wood Crescent, Gipton Wood and Hill Sixty, Roundhay Park Leeds.

Before the days of central heating and double glazing, houses really knew when Winter had arrived. Temperatures in the bedroom would plummet and the windows would be covered in the … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter in the 1960s – Gipton Wood Crescent, Gipton Wood and Hill Sixty, Roundhay Park Leeds.

Gorn But Not Forgotten – Hell Fire Part 14 (Audiobook)

Help can come from the most unlikely of sources, but then again it might not come at all. The Reever Queen comes in to play her game and she never … Continue reading Gorn But Not Forgotten – Hell Fire Part 14 (Audiobook)

The Pulling of the Knot – Part 11 Hell Fire (Audiobook)

An old enemy is holding all the cards and he is not afraid to use them. The laws governing the Seven Worlds are breaking down and the normality of suburbia … Continue reading The Pulling of the Knot – Part 11 Hell Fire (Audiobook)

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A Trip to the Seaside Part 2 – Scarborough

It seemed that for most of my early life my parents took us to the seaside on either day trips or to stay in cottages they would hire. The main … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A Trip to the Seaside Part 2 – Scarborough

Meeting of Minds – Part 10 of Hell Fire (Audiobook)

The luckless Sly is not having a good day, but little did he know how it could turn even worse. Suburban shopping centre, suburban lives shattered by forces from another … Continue reading Meeting of Minds – Part 10 of Hell Fire (Audiobook)

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Mischief Night and Bonfire Night in Leeds, 1950s-1960s.

As a child there was always great excitement during the build up to Bonfire Night. For one thing my mother’s pet toy poodle Sabot went hysterical at this time of year. … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Mischief Night and Bonfire Night in Leeds, 1950s-1960s.

Wasteland – Part 9 – Hell Fire (Audiobook)

Now with a purpose, if not a plan, the three decide to search out the lair of the Reever Queen, Ameles, and if they can, kill her! Arn-duin sits at … Continue reading Wasteland – Part 9 – Hell Fire (Audiobook)