Category Archives: thought

Winged By Driving

  I lost part of a wing mirror the other day. The peril of narrow London streets and other careless drivers. I didn’t even realise it had been damaged until the next day. How stupid? And then my attempt to … Continue reading

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The Post Office Queue

A new follower, here (do check Katie’s blog out; many laughs to be had) raised the subject of the post office queue. Which triggered a rather visceral shuddering. Possibly this is an entirely British phenomenon but if not perhaps this … Continue reading

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Out Of Place

I had two experiences this week that, in their contrasting ways, made me feel both good and awkward and almost certainly said more about me than anything else. Last Friday, I took part in a demonstration outside Parliament. It was … Continue reading

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Complacency: Fairness v Justice #thoughtpiece

One of my ‘not sure where this is going’ pieces. As a Cub Scout, back in the 1960s we were taken to a Police Station, one of those educational trips that I recall with a mix of fascination and horror … Continue reading

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Breathe #thoughts

We don’t need to learn that, do we? It’s one of those instinctual things like using our hearts, sweating and realising a cake must be moist to be good. Only you do. Or I do. I had a minor altercation … Continue reading

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Cold? Nah, Just Brassish… #garden #philosophy #poetry

There’s an old expression about the cold: ‘It’s cold enough to freeze the knockers off a brass monkey’. Which sounds rude but isn’t (or so the Archaeologist told me once – something to do with how they used to stack … Continue reading

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Life As A Controlled Experiment #thought #humour #family

Simple Simms taught me chemistry from age eleven to fifteen. He was keen, distracted, had a boyish face and somehow controlled the class by the gob smacking way he would ignore any semblance of health and safety. When Trillo, a … Continue reading

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