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Going For Pembroke: Day Three, The Crab And Bromance Edition

Our last full day disproved any ‘Wet Wales’ preconceptions we may have held. A day off the physical punishment was allowed, even if the Vet did her own thing. Having watched a minute of her routine (what’s routine about such … Continue reading

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Going Pembroke: Tiny Wales

Day two and a longish drive after exercise with the Vet (legs bums and tums plus a cheeky cardio and abs finisher). Cheeky being apposite because at some point during the session my right buttock began deflating, and the abs … Continue reading

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Going For Pembroke #holiday #wales

Having buggered up a family holiday in Ireland in April and a wedding in August, novice Dick Head Tours recruit Rona Virus has not managed to screw up our little family staycation in Pembrokeshire. Even though we’re seven when you … Continue reading

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Glast-no-bury And The Musicography Of One Man #memories

A few days ago we handed our garden to the Vet to have her girlfriends round for a Glast-no-bury get together, the real festival having fallen foul of Covid. We made a teepee and a rustic bar from some old … Continue reading

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Punchenello Tillingdown

I grew up with dogs. Or rather a dog. The worried mutt above was the son of the family dog when I was born. But Rusty didn’t survive for me to remember her. She was a pedigree boxer and so … Continue reading

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Mugged Off

I was given this a while ago. W e’re an increasingly green household – not that the children leave us much choice. Thus single use takeaway cups for my copious coffees are verboten. Sitting, enjoying myself with a cappuccino I … Continue reading

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Poetry Readathon #robbiecheadle

Robbie Cheadle kindly invited me to be part of her Poetry Readathon. In it I share two poems I wrote early in my poetry writing career one of which I updated and read at my daughter’s wedding this August. Please … Continue reading

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I Have Worms!

Pam Lazos wrote recently, here, on the joys of compost which I can echo. It made me, once again, recognise a parental lesson I received from a young age. My parents, specifically my mother recycled, repurposed and upcycled well before … Continue reading

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If You Want To Get Ahead….

It is a fact, sad or otherwise that these days I am follicly challenged. I have perhaps grown too far upwards, experiencing the human equivalent of the tree line on mountains, above which hair will not grow. Some suggest it … Continue reading

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Sun, Sea, Sand And #holidays

Every holiday from my earliest memory meant a visit to my mother’s mother – my Gran – who lived in a tall Georgian terraced house on the sea front at Herne Bay in North Kent. I could wax lyrical describing … Continue reading

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