Hi. Iâ€™m Terry Ravenscroft, Iâ€™m aged 68 andâ€¦..whoooah, come back, Iâ€™m not ready to have the lid nailed down on my coffin just yet. Anyway Iâ€™m a very young 68. (About five years ago I went to see Pulp at the Manchester Evening News Arena. I was older than everyone else by at least 35 years. The eighteen-year-old next to me asked me if Iâ€™d ever been to the venue before. I replied â€˜Yes I saw George Formby here onceâ€™. Sheâ€™d never heard of him.)
This blog is going to be about my life and the way I see things. Before I retired I was a comedy scriptwriter for Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies and Smith and Jones amongst others so thereâ€™s a sporting chance that some of the things I write will be funny.
One of the reasons Iâ€™m writing this blog, although by no means the only reason, is because I have a website www.topcomedy.co.uk which I hope you will log on to occasionally. I have yet to meet anybody who doesnâ€™t like Dear Air 2000â€¦.
My hobbies are walking, playing crown green bowls, watching football, birdwatching , cooking, generally making a nusiance of myself and getting up people’s noses and, according to The Trouble, moaning. Oh, and I have a thing about Kristin Scott Thomas.
A couple of people I will be mentioning from time to time are The Trouble and Atkins Down The Road. The Trouble is my wife. I donâ€™t call her The Trouble because itâ€™s cockney rhyming slang for â€˜wife, trouble and strifeâ€™, but because she has the habit of starting sentences, especially to me, with the words â€˜The trouble with you isâ€¦.â€™ then goes on to complete the rest of the sentence with words like â€˜you never listen when Iâ€™m talking to youâ€™ or â€˜you never see the other personâ€™s point of viewâ€™ or some such other frivolous complaint.Â
Atkins Down The Road is my best friend and lives, not surprisingly, down the road.