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K is for Knights #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Learning the cryptic way

By the time you are fifteen there is nothing your father can teach you. The old has-been. Mark Twain had it right when he said: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly … Continue reading

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Nanthology – The Joy of Steam

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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Still crazy after all these years

Lisa Reiter has gone trekkin’ crazy this week and has asked us for our bite sized memoires on the subject crazy! Her crazy was exam induced and I think, in the absence of real madness in my world (or at … Continue reading

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Lifting life’s stones

Lisa Reiter is, once more, capturing our imaginations with her latest Bite Sized memoire prompt. So, the prompt for this time’s Bite Size Memoir is: “Discovery” Her post makes good use of the hungry caterpillar story. This triggered many childhood reminiscences involving the … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours

Back in the mid 1990s, when the Lawyer and the Vet were small we regularly holidayed in Devon. Soon enough this became a tradition – the early start, the Little Chef breakfast and the difficult choice of Butterfly farm/Otter sanctuary/model railway … Continue reading

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Who put a real live toad in the hole…?

If you remember that lyric, you are officially old (like remembering the first episode of Doctor Who, or Geoff Hurst’s wining goal in 1966). Terry Scott was the artist and it is about brothers. The snooty, awkward, know all, controlling, often … Continue reading

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