Author Archives: markbendle

Going solo

Going solo

My husband died last year and after 38 years of marriage I had to find a social life and friends. As a pensioner one has to make the effort, people are not going to come knocking at your door! The lib ...
“Trippingly on the tongue…”

“Trippingly on the tongue…”

Shakespeare played a major role in the transformation of the English language. He contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual, and most of them are still in ...
Build them smaller

Build them smaller

On the front page of issue 285 (March 2016) you mention the matter of ‘house hoarding’ by older people whose children have left home, leaving them with houses larger than they need. As you rightly say ...
Free kickbacks

Free kickbacks

We hear a lot about many football fans who can’t afford to go to a live football match because they cannot afford the high entry charges. Why don’t football club owners donate free tickets to pensione ...