The Rolling Melon

Gareth Rees considers various methods of conquering the winter blues. Something triggers the blues and you blame the trigger. It’s like blaming the symptoms for the disease. Right now I’m blaming teeth or rather the [… read more ]

Social Issues

I Needed a Crutch

A recent visit to St Mary’s Hospital opened Gareth Rees’s mind about race, professionalism and the importance of the National Health Service. I needed a crutch. No, I don’t mean religion, or someone to do [… read more ]


A Cleaner’s Diary Part II

In this second excerpt from his book Read Rees, Gareth Rees relates the daily challenges of cleaning out HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Having written a letter to protest ‘village fascism masquerading as robust management’, Gareth is dreading [… read more ]