I'm a retired guy who enjoys blogging. I try not to take life too seriously, that's why I have called this blog Silly Old Sod. I suppose sometimes I am silly and I'm definitely getting old so the name suits me. I hope you enjoy your visit and if it made you laugh then I have achieved my mission. Thank you and I hope you visit again.
I’ve recently retired, not because I wanted to, but because I wasn’t
- Another Time Another BenchBenchman went to see Another Time which is one of the pieces by sculpture artist Anthony Gormley. There are a few of these statues situated at various locations across the U.K. This particular statue is on the beach at the seaside town of Margate in Kent. The complete set of works are titled ‘Another Place’ […]
- A Room Full Of BooksBeing in a room full of books is like being in a room with all of your friends. Each one is a conversation, full of memories or imaginations, telling stories to keep us enthralled. Other books are full of knowledge, how to bake a cake or make a cupboard. Some are colourful with pictures and […]
- Spending The Day With An Old FriendThere’s nothing wrong with spending the day at the graveside of an old friend or loved one. If we’re lucky they may even turn up in the flesh, so to speak. I chat with a lot of people who are no longer with us. Old friends, family and neighbours. You don’t have to visit their […]
- Desperate Measures March 21, 2020Desperate Measures It’s not the great beer that draws us all here, It’s not classy wine that tastes so damn... The post Desperate Measures first appeared on Gloria Smud.
- The Best Apple December 17, 2019The Best Apple An apple hung upon a tree, It stood out from the rest. Ruby red, sun ripened skin... The post The Best Apple first appeared on Gloria Smud.
- It’s Only A Song October 3, 2019It’s Only A Song “It’s only a song….” Only a song? Goodness me, no! You’ve got it all wrong! It’s... The post It’s Only A Song first appeared on Gloria Smud.
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