Category Archives: thought

Trolls And Strolls: #iceland Part II

Most countries I visit have something that leaves me discombobulated. Here the simple expedient of a sliding door on a gents toilet saw me standing in the corridor like a lemon until another customer walked past me and slid it … Continue reading

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The Wall And Other Weirdies: Part One #Iceland

What did I know about Iceland? It’s pretty cold It is a geology lesson It explodes more frequently than my old French master used to trying to get me to decline avoir They beat us at footie Everyone is known basically … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: That Outdoor Life, Part One

As an Articled clerk, trainee solicitor as it is now known, back in 1979, one of my many jobs was to act as a sort of underpaid postman. To hire a motorcycle dispatch rider cost real money, back then. What … Continue reading

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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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Voices And The Terror Within – Musings On The World Cup

One consequence of living in London is that travelling on public transport reminds you we live in a small and shrinking world. It is easy to note the many skin tones suggesting an ancestry away from the shores of the … 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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Three Ways To A Red Nose

Three things come together this week that make me feel nostalgic. One the garden looks lovely and especially the hostas and irises. Second the warm weather justifies the start of the moth trap season to see what if any moths … Continue reading

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