Tag Archives: memories

My first cat – 1st December 1986

Yesterday I was thirty. I’m hungover and have just waved my wife off to the airport. I will be on my own for a month, the longest we’ve been apart in seven years. ‘Come over,’ say friends. ‘We’ve got you … 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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Appraising #memories

I wrote what you see below two years ago and today someone asked me how I thought they were doing. We’re both volunteers and I was flummoxed. How on Earth was I meant to answer? I’ve lost the art of … Continue reading

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The London Olympics – My Part In Its Downfall: Part Two

Having won the bid, the initial euphoria diminished somewhat. Beijing still had to host their games and there was sure to be a lot of controversy there. In addition, in typical British ways, as soon as we’d done something successful … Continue reading

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Part Three: Working The French #france #french

Et encore more reminiscences of La Belle France Work. I’ve had to visit Paris many times through my work. Conferences, partners get togethers, client meetings and marketing trips, one football tour with the office eleven and the final meeting in … Continue reading

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Part one: My French Debut #france #french

I’m in France for most of this week so I thought a series of posts on my experiences of all things French. As our nearest neighbours – I am speaking as a Brit not as an Englishman, just to clear … Continue reading

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Use It Or Loos It #toilets #bogs #WCs

Baby boomer, London suburbs 1960s I have had a curate’s egg of a relationship with the little room, the bog, the gents, the WC whatever you want to call it. At home as an infant it was just a toilet, … Continue reading

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