Category Archives: memories

Thoughts On An Aircraft

It was the 72nd anniversary of the NHS the other day, and there have been various signifiers. One was a fly past by an ancient plane with the initials of our favourite institution pained on the bottom. Which took me … Continue reading

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Glast-no-bury And The Musicography Of One Man #memories

A few days ago we handed our garden to the Vet to have her girlfriends round for a Glast-no-bury get together, the real festival having fallen foul of Covid. We made a teepee and a rustic bar from some old … Continue reading

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That Moment… #heatwave #flies #hotellife #1976 #deadfliesandsherrytrifle

It’s been incorrigibly hot here recently and the flies have been dying in their dozens, usually between the secondary glazing and the windows. How do they get it? I’ve never understood musca domestica and its penchant to peg out in … Continue reading

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What’s Luck If Not An Incontinent Seagull? #1975 #bristoluniversity #memories

I began my university life in October 1975. It was life changing in many ways and the degree I ended up with set me up on the path to success. But in that first term and year, I learned little … Continue reading

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The Musketeer Conundrum

With football now back on the UK screens with artificial crowds and noise, sport is in the headlines. One oddity is being able to hear the players, encouraging, cajoling and directing each other. A bit like any game on any … Continue reading

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Crime And Misdemeanours #university #1975

Back in 1975 I started a law degree at Bristol University. It was a life changing experience for me and many aspects are seared into my memory. Today, I’m starting my courses and while I’ve relied solely on memory for … Continue reading

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Chumming Up And Deceptive Appearances #1975 #bristoluniversity #lawdegree

I began my law degree at Bristol University in October 1975, determined to reinvent myself, meet interesting new people and learn about the law. None of it proved as easy as I’d hoped… Having failed to make an impression with … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette

A news item about Putin and his latest power grab brought this story back to mind from my days at the legal coalface… Back in the early 90s the law firm I worked at decided that the way to a … Continue reading

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Breakfast And The Difficulty Of Stalking #1975 #bristoluniversity

I arrived at Bristol University with a spitspot Mary Poppins determination to be supercalifragalisticexpialidocious but things never quite work out as you anticipate. I’m trying to find my feet in my Hall of Residence but the rules and impenetrable protocols … Continue reading

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Piercing The Gloom

In these days when we have time on our hands I found myself doing something that, frankly, seems to have gone out of fashion, if my experiences of zoom are anything to go by. I was online with a group … Continue reading

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