Category Archives: life

Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment.He smiled … Continue reading

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The University Years: Learning How To Learn #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. My first year degree subjects comprised the … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen But It Did: The Dog And The Strip Light

I spent the first two years of my legal career in a small firm dealing with mostly domestic matters: property buying and selling, wills and probates and domestic disputes, including divorces. One case involved a family restaurant where the son … Continue reading

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Loving The Fifty Something’s

The truly delightful – I’ve met her, so I know – Sam Smith at Loving The Fifty Something asked me to join in her series on Amazing Over 50s. Obviously she had a gap in her schedule and D Trump … Continue reading

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Life in a Conversation And A Bit About Me

I have revealed a bit about what makes me write over at PJ’s blog. You might like to visit and see if it resonates. Oh, and I have a book coming out. Didn’t I say? via Life in a Conversation

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Turning Full Circle – The Middle Years (part one)

My relationship with the humble cycle hasn’t been a smooth and gentle one. Having a bicycle has been essential as the only workable mode of transport available to me many times in my life, but never more so than at University. … Continue reading

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One of those things…

I went shopping a couple of days ago. Having done the bagging up and paying bit I decided to have a cup of coffee before heading home. The cafe attached to the store is a couple of notches up from … Continue reading

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Geoffle 6.0, the Reboot

Ok, time for a moment of self-indulgence. By some off-kilter astro-clock I’m told I have collected 60 New Years on this fast moving lump of rock. As the heading suggests I’d rather think of that as Geoffrey 6.0, the Reboot … Continue reading

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