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This Sporting Life: Turning The Tap

I was ten at the end of 1966 when something in me clicked. That need to find my own distinctive passion. It was conscious but I needed something. And while I can’t be totally sure, I think mum was behind … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Four: 2022

I’ve never had a massive urge to attend the Glastonbury festival, or any of the other biggies that dominate the summer weekends hereabouts. Maybe it is the idea of standing for hours; maybe it’s the risk of mud topping one’s … Continue reading

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I Swear

As a child I was sheltered from the adult world in many ways. One part, to which I returned this week was swearing and what one might describe as Oaths, Ancient and Modern. During my primary school years, I became … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-three: 2022

We went to the theatre last week to see Middle at the National. As the name suggests, it’s the middle play of three. We missed the Beginning or the Start or the Commencement (I’ve not checked) which didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Interconnectedness, The Difficult One

Douglas Adams, he of the phantasmagorical Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy penned another set of books based around Dirk Gently and his Holistic Detective Agency. Gently believed in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things and used that belief to solve … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Two: 2022

I went to the seaside. There was an element of memory-laning here, too as the destination – Broadstairs – is situated on the Kent coast. If you’re not familiar with British geography, imagine Britain is a kneeling man. Broadstairs would … Continue reading

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The Five Senses Of Blogging

My cousin in law Craig the Radio DJ is blind. Has been since birth. He also, like me, loves cricket. So every year we go, him soaking up the atmosphere while listening to the commentary. His enjoyment with one less … Continue reading

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Week Twenty: 2022

This week has been garden based, mostly, much to Dog’s frustration. A bit of lawn maintenance, a fair bit of planting and weeding and general this and thatery. Beyond the garden and walking Dog, I spend a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Week Nineteen: 2022

Theatre or cinema? Live or celluloid? I enjoy both but what separates one from the other is the quality of the enjoyment. And it might be the story, the acting, the setting or the company. And while I’ve been surprised … Continue reading

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Week Eighteen: 2022

Having made it through two flights and a family wedding, which were, respectively, tolerable and delightful, this past week was equally pleasant. The highlight was a trip to Bristol, ostensibly to see Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at the Bristol … Continue reading

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