Tag Archives: humour

Asking Questions Can Be Dangerous

As a lawyer in the field of property, one of the simple tasks, when buying a piece of land, is to ask what are called ‘Preliminary Enquiries’. These are a set of questions that aim to dig out any little … Continue reading

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Hunted #holidaymemories

Today, a dog, not Dog, some black-brown-drool combo rather randomly decided to check if his paws could reach my shoulders. To say I was taken off guard is rather like saying I’m not surprised when my children offer to buy … Continue reading

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Niceland: #iceland Part 3

Iceland had lived up to its own stereotype: the geology is otherworldly, converting your bill into sterling is like rubbing soap in your eyes, and the weather swings from chilly to downright parky and back again. The capital, Reykjavík, is … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner – The Outdoor Life, Part Two

In part one I set the scene, of my joys as a delivery boy, here. The nadir so far as this role was concerned came in the Spring of 1980. The senior partner had a client who worked in the … 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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Bloody Men #rewrittenpoetry #poem

As part of my rewriting the Nation’s Favourite Poems utilising the first line, I’ve now reached, admittedly using  random device called page flicking, ‘Bloody Men’by Wendy Cope. Now, I’m an old guy with no pretentions to a strong feminine side … Continue reading

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Flagging… #carrotranch #flashfiction

Quiz Night Is Always Educational ‘Greece?’ ‘Come on, Morgan. You’re the expert on flags. We need this. Blue stripes.’ ‘I don’t know, do I?’ ‘Funny, isn’t it? Each nation has a flag, all different yet we still get hung up … Continue reading

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