Category Archives: thought

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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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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There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing #carrotranch #flashfiction

There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing ‘You ever wonder what dog food tastes like, Logan?’ ‘Is this going somewhere?’ ‘I saw an old advert, where some dog fooder was enriched with marrowbone jelly…’ ‘Oh yeah. PAL.’ ‘Okay, mate?’ ‘Mate?’ ‘If … Continue reading

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Dog hairs and spare rooms: a thought.

One downside to having furry pets is they like to share their coats. From time to time one of us has to pick up the pet hair remover and go attack the carpets where the pets might be found. Which … Continue reading

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Appraising The Big Beasts #workplace #memories #management

Having finished this year’s Nano with a book in first draft form and a few days to spare, I was thinking about the need to maintain one’s self confidence to achieve these sorts of goals. Historically I haven’t been that … Continue reading

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Telling Tales #stories #nationaltheatre #review

I’ve been suffering with a tooth issue which recently has been bugging me. And as with most aches in my life it emanated from the school of the absurd. I damaged my tooth biting on a baked potato skin. The … Continue reading

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Equine Ambivalence

The other day I wrote a post that included a picture of a horse. Someone saw it and expressed a certain concern, wondering if it was happy. It does have notes of eeyore about him. But I was ambivalent, I … Continue reading

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