I am a man who on 7.7.12 reached his three score years and ten, and is living on the Biblical bonus time. Fortunate enough to be able to look forward to a hopefully healthy future and back to a fully involved past I have been encouraged to produce a blog based on my ramblings. These ramblings were on foot when I began in May 2012, and in my head, reflecting on a lifetime, aided by a large collection of photographs. Arthritis now prevents me from doing long walks, so Jackie drives me somewhere I can have a short wander. I have led an active life; have suffered losses in adulthood which have helped to make me who I am; have five children and nine grandchildren; my career has been in Social Work and personal therapy; as Mordred, I set cryptic crosswords for twenty years. I have homes in The New Forest and The Dordogne. The New Forest home is a former village shop shared with Jackie near New Milton; I would like to sell the French village house.