Category Archives: thought piece

The Sight Of One’s Voice

’Find your voice,’ say the writing seers, as you dip your toe into the blogging and authoring world. Which is odd when you think you are writing to be read not heard – unless you’re going straight to Audible, a … Continue reading

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What A Brummie Chinaman Taught Me About Variety #thoughtpiece

I helped at a shelter last week. Amongst the clients who turned up, were three men we’d not seen before. They appeared to speak Mandarin and certainly had a Chinese appearance. Someone, near the counter made an off colour remark. … Continue reading

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Parenting – Winning The War Or At Least Losing Gracefully

A parenting lesson, which a conversation today brought back to me and which I thought I’d share. Back in 1998 when we visited friends in Bahrain, the Lawyer, aged 8, was heavily into Pokémon – the soft toys, the cards and … Continue reading

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Balancing the Butts #carrotranch #thought

Charli Mills weekly prompt is this week July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where … Continue reading

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What’s Your Truth?

I was on my way to meet an old colleague for some lunch. It wasn’t free: he wanted some advice or some such but, hey, it’s nice to get out. I’d walked Dog, the Textiliste is away so off I … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Clap – Just Who Am I Volunteering For?

Now I’m no longer at the coal face, I spend some of my time volunteering. I’m hardly unique in that. I like to split my time between helping at a local Youth charity – the Streatham Youth And Community Trust … Continue reading

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