Ralph Goes Dutch – Part 2

Saturday, late afternoon The sleet subsided and the crew unloaded bikes onto the quay. Hugo, our bicycle tour guide, adjusted each vehicle for its rider. Everyone was chatty and friendly. We had a few Brits and Australians along but I’d say the majority were...

Ralph Goes Dutch (Part 1)

I want to take you back to a simpler, happier time. Back when the world was idyllic and orderly and every moment spent on this green and pleasant earth was a joy and delight. Basically, any time before 2020 will do but I’m specifically talking about one week in April...

Entertaining in a Speeded-Up World

Welcome to 2021! The UK has just entered its third nationwide lockdown, the garden is covered with snow, and I’m viewing quite a bit more telly than I usually do. One thing I watched was a new film called Zappa which sparked some memories and caused me to ponder...

We Three Queens of Yorkshire Are

The end of the year, that will be forever known as 2020, is almost over and Christmas time is upon us. So I’ve chosen as this week’s topic: world peace! Poor Boris Johnson has had to cancel Christmas. With the UK already suffering one of the highest per...

The Greatest Country on Earth

Many thanks for your many positive responses to last week’s email announcing the return of this newsletter. It was exactly what I needed to give me a powerful starting boost. Some of you told me a bit about yourselves and many more simply wrote, “Yaaay Ralph!!” Which...

The Ukulele Entertainer Rides Again!

The Ukulele Entertainer e-Newsletter is back. Everybody say, “Yaaaay Ralph” The story so far: I’ve spent my adult life making a living playing the ukulele, first as children’s entertainer Ralph the Clown (back when clowns were more funny than...
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