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France and Me: An Unrequited Something Or Other

Last week, during an episode of the interminable soap opera that is Brexit – nothing quite defines us as our inability to leave – President Macron of France apparently stood out against 26 other EU nations and said, loosely translated … Continue reading

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Winged By Driving

  I lost part of a wing mirror the other day. The peril of narrow London streets and other careless drivers. I didn’t even realise it had been damaged until the next day. How stupid? And then my attempt to … Continue reading

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The History Of Laundry #history #memories

My mother was a woman of very specific ideas. So far as a washing machine was concerned, her views were steadfast: if it was a question of a choice between can we afford a washing machine and can she buy … Continue reading

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The Five Things I Learned From Jigsaw Puzzles

I was in a garden centre today, acting as moral support and guard duty for the Textiliste. It’s not that she is regularly under threat, you understand but any trip out that involves her mother runs the risk of strangling … Continue reading

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Life As A Controlled Experiment #thought #humour #family

Simple Simms taught me chemistry from age eleven to fifteen. He was keen, distracted, had a boyish face and somehow controlled the class by the gob smacking way he would ignore any semblance of health and safety. When Trillo, a … Continue reading

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There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing #carrotranch #flashfiction

There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing ‘You ever wonder what dog food tastes like, Logan?’ ‘Is this going somewhere?’ ‘I saw an old advert, where some dog fooder was enriched with marrowbone jelly…’ ‘Oh yeah. PAL.’ ‘Okay, mate?’ ‘Mate?’ ‘If … Continue reading

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Sometimes Even The Trees Can’t Fight, But Don’t Stop Hoping…

I like digging. Odd maybe, but as soon as we acquired our first garden I knew where my strengths lay – not for me the fancy-dan designer stuff and certainly not the intimate knowledge of plants species – I have … Continue reading

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