Category Archives: humour

Naturalised Londoner: Part Whatever – Legal Obscurities

I’m pretty sure that, in the same way we all bleed and think education is wasted on children, the legal systems of all nations are things of devilish contrafabulations. They are developed to confuse and obfuscate. The English (and Welsh) … Continue reading

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How Many Tea Leaves Are There In A Tea Bag #flashfiction #interview technique

A recent article in the Guardian was sent to me by a friend on new interview techniques, suggesting I might like to create a little flash piece from it. Here is the article, and here is the flash… ‘I think … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner – Living On Air

The Law Society which in 1979 regulated the life of the Solicitors profession had just about begun to consider the lot of the Articled Clerk. Some people considered the Law Society to be one of the closed shops of professional … Continue reading

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Manning Up To My Mannerisms #peoplewatching #selfawareness

An article in the paper caught my eye… Wrinkles could signal health trouble It was one if those look at me studies that seek to make unlikely links and secure a headline in the silly season. Apparently the deeper the frown lines, … Continue reading

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If (Or When The Truth Finally Dawns) #poems #poetry

I’ve given a bit of thought to how I might adapt the Nation’s favourite poem, If by Rudyard Kipling. After all it is famous across many fields and while some see it as a rather Imperialistic verse it’s always been a … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: Open Air

As an articled clerk in 1979, in a small firm of solicitors comprising three partners, two independent consulatants whose ages were measured in eons rather than years and two other associate solicitors, I was the lowest form of legal pond … Continue reading

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Ice Cream #shortstory #prizewinner

I entered a Word Weaver Writing Contest, run by Dan Alatorre and came, a credible third (equal, but that’s good too). Competitions are something I think I probably need to do ore of as they do hone my writing skills … Continue reading

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