Tag Archives: thought piece

Fan Boy Etiquette

If I were to say BOD to you, in the context of being a fan, would it mean anything? If not you’re not a rugby fan. The initials stand for Brian O’Driscoll one of the best players of the last … Continue reading

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My train stopped for a while in the City Thameslink station near St Paul’s. My attention was snagged by a sign directing the driver as to what he/she/they needed to do with their pantograph. What I mused is a pantograph? … Continue reading

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The Constitution Of An Oaf

I was prompted to think about constitutional matters recently by another blogger, intrigued by we Brits apparent fascination with and adherence to our monarchy. To start with a declaration: I’m neither monarchist nor republican. As will be apparent having a … Continue reading

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Being Generous: Thoughts On All’s Quiet On The Western Front

Two things had me thinking today. The one year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine and watching the much lauded film, All’s Quiet On The Western Front. I read the book at school and it was too heavy going then. … Continue reading

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In My Day… #thought piece

Oh, how I hate that expression, the suggestion that things were better in the 40s/50s/60s/70s/80s/90s/last weekend/one minute ago. They weren’t. Period. Sure there are some things that are less satisfactory than whenever, but in most areas… anyway, I’m off my … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Five: 2022

I realise I must have missed a few weeks as there aren’t seven weeks left in the year. I wonder what I did with them? This week we had a trip to the British Museum to see the Hieroglyph exhibition … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Four: 2022

For once I’m pleased the autumn rugby internationals are over. England’s performances have been pretty unappealing and that’s a shame as I do enjoy a bit of looking forward to sporting events. It’s the same with the football. I’m with … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Three: 2022

I’m 66 on the 30th and become eligible for my old age pension. That makes me ‘old’ I suppose. I still prefer middle youth and I still decry the tyranny that says I’m really something abhorent as 66, whereas I … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Two: 2022

A week with lots of rain. Sploshing into the local park in Norwood. We went to Suffolk to sort out some plumbing and get a new lock. The benefits are that we both feel like it is free time, lots … Continue reading

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Week Forty-One: 2022

The temperatures in London have been bonkers, more like May. The garden can’t understand and if this goes on much longer we will be mowing the lawn throughout the whole year. At least it’s keeping the heating bills down. And … Continue reading

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