Category Archives: humour

Eking Out The Energy #gardencolours

October should be the end, really. The summer is well past and autumn is a time when the leaves turn, to give their final show before dropping, but the blossom… it should be past its best. Well, no actually. We … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2 (this one is mine! All mine!)

When Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch asked me to come up with a flash fiction competition for her October Rodeo there was only one way to go. Humour. And so here it is. Go have a look and join … Continue reading

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When the Planets don’t align

There are days when the world is bright and sparkly and then there is last Saturday. In fact Saturday wasn’t that bad, all things considered. It’s just how it ended. It started with a mizzle but the sun made a … Continue reading

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Dave the Mechanic #holidayspast

Coming back from holiday brings back many memories. In the long hot summer of 1975 (no ok, that was 1976 but where would we be without rose tinting) my holiday comprised a kind of grand tour around the UK with … Continue reading

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Singapore and Stories Day 3: of tea and pickles

  It I had this habit. Rather unfortunate for a leader of men. Well, head of a department at a rather large and self regarding law firm. It was that I kipped a fair bit. You know, took a nap, … Continue reading

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Singapore and Stories Day 2: cultural dummies

A while back London did this thing with cows. Or was it Bristol did cows and we did bears? Large polyester figurines painted by a mix of artists, celebrities, ne’er-do-wells and schoolchildren and then auctioned in some worthy fundraiser. I … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: Part One – prior to the beginning

In February 1979 I finished my last ever exam. I stood outside the Victoria Rooms on a bitingly cold Bristol afternoon as the sun set and vowed with all the molecules that I possessed that I would never again sit … Continue reading

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