Tag Archives: Memoir

Chalk And Parenting #memories #apprenticedtomymother

I’m redecorating the kitchen and stuck behind a radiator there’s a scribble or something that might be some sort of childhood graffito. As with many small things, it triggered a memory. My mother’s approach to child rearing had overtones of … Continue reading

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And Breathe… In The Beginnings #memoir

Perhaps it’s why I often feel guilty. It has to be a good thing that we humans are born premature, so that, as well as complete incompetence around motor skills, we have no memory of those first moments beyond the … Continue reading

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The University Years: Music: It’s Part In My Downfall #university #bristol #1976

In October 1976 I started my law degree at Bristol University. This was the most important phase of my life to date and as such the memories of those early days remain as vivid today as they were then. The … Continue reading

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The University Year: Verbfree Smiles and Old Socks – #bristoluniversity #memoir

In October 1975 I started my law degree at Bristol University. This was the most important phase of my life to date and as such the memories of those early days remain as vivid today as they were then. The … Continue reading

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The University Years: Bristol University: A Doorway To Hope #memoir

In October 1975 I started my law degree at Bristol University. This was the most important phase of my life to date and as such the memories of those early days remain as vivid today as they were then. This … Continue reading

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Heavy Hands #sorrynotsorry

I can still remember the moment when, after yet another breakage my Gran told me I was heavy handed. I’d have been about seven, I suppose. Her frustration at my habitual clumsiness had tripped some switch and she’d said something … Continue reading

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The Lining Of Clouds #memoir #humour

Dave The Mechanic Coming home from holiday brings back many memories. In the long hot summer of 1975 (no, ok, that was 1976, but where would we be without rose tinting) my holiday comprised a kind of grand tour around … Continue reading

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Heat And Flies

In many years of working I have yet to be sacked. I may have been lucky in that regard but I have been demoted, twice in the same job. Memories of the first of these backward steps came to me … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother – We Are Now Go!

The Blurb: When my father died in 2005, I assumed my mother would need more support and someone to help with decisions she previously shared with her husband. What I didn’t realise was the role she had in mind for me: … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother #amwriting #cover

As regular readers will know I penned a few stories about my mother which I decided to turn into a memoir – though some will say parts, especially the dialogue are more based on a true story, given no one … Continue reading

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