Inspiration & Humour

Live, Love & Laugh …

Last week, the husband of my friend from my old neighbourhood in Liverpool died. He and I weren’t many years apart. I know no words can comfort my friend at this time, and all people can do is be there for her. Once again though, I’ve been reminded that life is so precious and we need…

Being a GREAT Uncle …

Before I was born, I was already an uncle to two. My eldest sister had her first two children, before I came into this world. The year of my birth, one of my sisters gave birth to a nephew – My Mum and sister, being pregnant at the same time. Over a decade ago, I became…

IF only we could clone PC James Simpson …

The British Police Service simply would be World ClassI learned today that Police Constable James (Jim) Simpson of the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) along with three other officers and a Community Support Officer have been awarded the top honour of a Jubilee Award at the UK House of Lords. I remember my first encounter with Jim back at…

Back to the Old School

This time last week 25th June, I had just finished my day Back at my Old School. You may recall, that I was invited to be the Guest Speaker at the Year 11 Record of Achievement Ceremony at the Childwall Sports & Science Academy in Liverpool – the High School, I left some twenty years ago. If…

Happy 4th Birthday “Max News”

Exactly four years ago today, I wrote my first blog post. It was about Islington Council and Parking Attendants, riveting I know. 674 posts later (675 now) and an audience of 82,000, it’s still going. I’ve noticed that many blogs out there come and go and I guess what makes mine different anyway, is that you…