Category Archives: thought piece

The Real Meaning Of…

As I sit and try and make sense of the conundrum that is Brexit and, of course fail, I realise so many of the words I keep hearing have hidden meanings that might explain some of what is going down … Continue reading

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Life, Times, Rants #grumble #whinge

We do live in some interesting times in the UK, with a self-confessed reincarnated olive as our premier and with the Transylvanian Member for the eighteenth century in charge of the House of Commons and who has issued his own … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Walk In The Woods #thoughtpiece

I happened to be walking around Dunwich Forest in Suffolk yesterday. It’s a calming place when you dodge the logging that is happening in a few places. Then I came upon a man with two spaniels. He was ahead of … Continue reading

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So What Does It Make Me?

There are many ways in which my wife and I are different. Fr’instance if we are driving on a road with two or more lanes and one of the lanes begins to disappear – the road narrows or there are … Continue reading

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Part Four: Ten do’s and don’t’s for the Anglo-Saxon visitor to France #france #french

Do go. Don’t go via Calais unless you hail from Redditch in which case the comparison will be positive Do try and speak the language Don’t try too hard to speak the language because you won’t understand the answer – … Continue reading

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Perfectly Adequate

Someone asked me what I was good at at school and I had to think. I did okay at school, had my moments in both history and maths but I never succeeded so well as to be top of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Notre Dame

I suspect you need to be in a very small minority to have missed the fire in Notre Dame this week. There has been a lot spoken about it: the bravery and skill of the fire services in their operation … Continue reading

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