Category Archives: humour

Crowing About Everything #scarecrows #halloween #shortstory

Scaring Crows. Dog really doesn’t like Crows. Mobbing cloaked things who should be intimidated by a dog but somehow really don’t give a toss. So when someone says they’ll scare Crows, well, Dog for one wants to see, to applaud. … Continue reading

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Hunted #holidaymemories

Today, a dog, not Dog, some black-brown-drool combo rather randomly decided to check if his paws could reach my shoulders. To say I was taken off guard is rather like saying I’m not surprised when my children offer to buy … Continue reading

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Trolls And Strolls: #iceland Part II

Most countries I visit have something that leaves me discombobulated. Here the simple expedient of a sliding door on a gents toilet saw me standing in the corridor like a lemon until another customer walked past me and slid it … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner – The Outdoor Life, Part Two

In part one I set the scene, of my joys as a delivery boy, here. The nadir so far as this role was concerned came in the Spring of 1980. The senior partner had a client who worked in the … Continue reading

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The Wall And Other Weirdies: Part One #Iceland

What did I know about Iceland? It’s pretty cold It is a geology lesson It explodes more frequently than my old French master used to trying to get me to decline avoir They beat us at footie Everyone is known basically … Continue reading

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Holidays: Where Did They Go?

For those inclined to visit here, you will well know my ingrained incompetence with preparing for and organising family holidays. So much so that, in so far as is possible, I am banned from such chores these days. Today we are … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: That Outdoor Life, Part One

As an Articled clerk, trainee solicitor as it is now known, back in 1979, one of my many jobs was to act as a sort of underpaid postman. To hire a motorcycle dispatch rider cost real money, back then. What … Continue reading

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