Category Archives: memories

The Grapes of Wrath: A Father’s Wisdom

I witnessed a crime today. A couple of kids ahead of me, heads close together and one nabbed a piece of fruit off a stall outside a small convenience store. It was casual, brazen almost. They stood there, didn’t even … Continue reading

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Education: The Thinking Man’s World

Norah Colvin, one of the first three bloggers I followed when I started, asked me to write about my school days and offer up some thoughts on the state of education now. This is the link to Norah’s post of … Continue reading

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Disasters Of An Olympian Kind

I have had cause to write of this before but I had one of those days, the other day and so thought this worth repeating. You can imagine the sort of day I’m talking about. You manage to put on … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Kimono and the Awning #lawyerlytales

This is the second in a short series on some of the disasters encountered in my legal career. I mentioned it some time ago but this is the full story… I found myself in the West End, behind the Royal … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences In The Pursuit Of A Pint

My short series on my walk with Dad across the neck of England, reminded me of his love of beer. Boy, did Dad love a pint. Bitter not lager. What we today know as real or cask ale, not what … Continue reading

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When Geoff Missed Bob #growing up

It was just six months after the Summer of Love and I was on the cusp of awakening as a teenager. So what happened to my chance to become a hippy? My family moved house in 1969 when I was … Continue reading

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Walking With The Wind At My Back: Part Four

Kirkby Stephen to Richmond This is the fourth part of my walk that I undertook with my father and friends across England from Coast to Coast. Part three is here. You can link back to the earlier posts from there. … Continue reading

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