Tag Archives: memories

An Awning Of Despair

I found myself in the West End, behind the Royal Academy the other day, on a Suit Hunt. I’ve not had a new suit for 12 years and the ones I have no longer fit properly. It was while I … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Spring Romance

On the 23rd March 1952 my parents married in Twickenham. It had taken them eight years from their first date to reach that point. But their meeting has always struck me as the most romantic thing about them and as … Continue reading

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Flattened

My earliest recorded escape from death involved an oak tree, a rope ladder and the Archaeologist’s small but determined arse. At the time, about 1964, we lived high on the hills of north Surrey, in a semi detached house of … Continue reading

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A Dog? You Want A Dog?

The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four humans of various sizes, sexes and sophistications, two cats, two tortoises, the last survivors of a tropical fish experiment and a dozen whistling cockroaches. In considering the decision-making structure that existed back … Continue reading

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Forest Tops #backtothebeginning

(The images in this post are from the Ornamental Drive in Rhinefield in the New Forest) We moved to the New Forest in January 1970. It was cold. And wet. It stayed that way for weeks. I had to cycle … Continue reading

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T is for Tighe #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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N is for Nativity #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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