Category Archives: miscellany

What A Mandarin Speaking Brummie Taught Me

In the light of the now infamous ‘go back where you’re from’ comment I’d like to reshare a post from a year ago on the subject of differences… I helped at a shelter last week. Amongst the clients who turned … Continue reading

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The Bionicist #shortfiction #wordlesswednesday(not)

The Bionicist Eldrich Pomeroy steepled his fingers and released a silent curse. Fortunately for Hildegard Tilt, even now struggling into the seat opposite from the wheelchair, he had had the presence of mind to attach his recently updated ‘permanently caring’ … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Lawyer: Knitting And The Danger Of Flying Low

Most of my working life was spent in and around London. However, the projects I worked on were nationwide, from shopping centres in Chester and Barnstaple to retail parades in Cambridge and Brighton, Offices in Poole and Manchester and industrial … Continue reading

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Shoes Have No Soul

I bought new shoes for the forthcoming nuptials. Brown lace ups from Sons of London, an online emporia of gentlemen’s shoddery. This was under instruction from the happy couple to ensure I am fully compliant with the tonal requirements of … Continue reading

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Sink Or Swim, The Choice Is Written In The Stars #writephoto #flashfiction

Claude Bobbin’s lucky break came, he realised looking back, on one gruesomely chilly June Thursday in year five. His class were on a field trip to Westwitheral and as part of the ‘fun’ the whole year group were to be … Continue reading

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Jellyfish – A Review and Thoughts On Differences #theatre #review #thoughtpiece

I am a product of my upbringing and environment and have lived through many changes in attitude and the acceptability of cultural memes and the understanding of how societal approaches can impact others adversely. Today there’s a storm around the … Continue reading

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Kingdoms, Koalas and all that #carrotranch #morganandlogan

‘They’re updating Shakespeare’s Richard III. He’s no longer the baddy.’ ‘A modern setting?’ ‘I suppose.’ ‘Somewhere with unspeakably awful politicians?’ ‘Australia?’ ‘They’re just called silly names like flymo. No, the US. You’ve warring houses, a King who’s pretty bloody awful…’ … Continue reading

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