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Scribbling

These days my handwriting would be best described… and not actually experienced. It is cursive only in the sense that it engenders in the reader an overwhelming and uncontrollable urge to curse. It wasn’t always thus… Who am I kidding? … Continue reading

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If Music Be The Food Of Love…

… then at least so far as Karma Chameleon goes, I’m a Monkey’s Dutchman or whatever the expression is. The year is 1983. The Textiliste and I have moved into a flat in Tooting, a early century, purpose built maisonette, … Continue reading

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Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen, So What Does That Say About Great Aunts?

PG Woodhouse was clear about how devilish Aunts could be in his fabulous Bertie Wooster books. But what of Great Aunts? I’m lucky enough to have two aunts, both of them are alive and well and with power to add … Continue reading

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Understanding The Modern World, Part X

I’ve never been a rule breaker. I probably entered this world worried about the mess and noise I created. But there are times  when the reason for rules makes my head spin and my inclination to say ‘Pah!’ is overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Skool Teekchers Wot Ay Haf Noan: part three – Maple Road Primary

My teachers at Primary school were a mixed bunch.  I’ve described the first two that I recall here. The third, Mrs Greening, was revealed here. Today we will end with Miss Hazel the psychopathic and the one man, Mr Hole the … Continue reading

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About The Size Of It #oldjokesarethebest

‘The guy at the bar, Sarge. Barman says he did it.’ ‘Is that the victim? Little guy? What happened to him?’ ‘Both legs broken.’ ‘Why isn’t there a paramedic?’ ‘He’s a Leprechaun, Sarge. Says he’ll fix himself.’ ‘So what happened?’ ‘Seems … Continue reading

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