Category Archives: miscellany

The Musketeer Conundrum

With the soccer World Cup starting, we are seeing a lot of press of the ‘The boy’s are raring to go’ sort. Quite a few emphasise how much the ‘lads’ are all together, the perfect team mates. I played in … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother. When Tears Don’t Come. Author Spotlight – Geoff Le Pard

Hugh of Hugh’s News And Views has kindly given me some space to write a little more about my mother. Please pop across and have a look at my post and the rest of Hugh’s eclectic and generous blog. via … Continue reading

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Blake’s Progress #poem #poetry

In my mini series of poems based on famous first lines I’ve stolen a hymn from Willie Blake, a local resident in East Dulwich back when Peckham was cool and Prime Ministers has problems with Ireland… like now really only … Continue reading

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Doing Lines, Crosing Lines #microcosms

‘What did you do, sir?’ ‘Tell us about Jerry, sir.’ Always the same. Trying to distract him. The cacophony of fourteen year old voices rose to a peak. Old Gibblets will tell us about the war and then the class … Continue reading

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In Which Three Becomes One And A Star Is Born #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto this week is Dr Humphrey Mildew stared at Hartley Jombe’s stomach. The image was, frankly, stunning. ‘See, Doc. It’s terrible.’ ‘I’d have said it was the work of a skilled practitioner.’ He reached forward, gently wiping a … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother: Guest Post

Please go to Marje Mallon’s lovely blog for a guest post and new material about my mother and I and more information on my latest book, the paperback for which is now available via Author Spotlight: Geoff Le Pard

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It’s a Dog-gone Conclusion

We are a pet house. Two ancient cats inhabit the top of the boiler or the sofa back, next to the TV. An even more ancient tortoise roams a flower bed, doing… not very much, in return for some grapes … Continue reading

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