Category Archives: time flies

My First Car

I found an old set of negatives – the old black & white 120 size – in the most unlikely place, almost under my nose in my sitting room. How they got there I don’t know. I held them up … Continue reading

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Memories Like Snapshots

Writing about the 1940’s as I have been is quite an exercise. Some memories I will never forget they are engraved deep on my brain whilst sometimes – rarely – a new memory will emerge as I trawl the depths. … Continue reading

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Goose Fair

I am posting on this blog but it may not be noticed because in order for them to follow previous articles sequentially I am pre dating them. As for now, well there isn’t much to say. It is Goose Fair … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

I’m sorting through cine film and pics I took in the early 60’s with a view to completing my film making efforts for that era. Amongst my group of friends I was the only one taking colour pics let alone … Continue reading

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Julia Wendoline Green Where Are You?

Julia Wendoline Green from Slough was my first love. She was sixteen and I was 3 years older. We went out together for 4 and a half years. It ended when I had to declare a new love, Christine, whom … Continue reading

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The Golden Age

The Daily Express published an item about 1976 because 30 years on we have another long hot summer. The interesting part was the comparison of a few typical prices: 1976                                                      2006            x Factor Average House Price £12,415                                            £190,051           15.3 Loaf of Bread … Continue reading

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Things I Regret #1

If it was possible to turn the clock back and change things these are some of the things I regret and either would do differently or not do at all (1) Rearing commercial rabbits in the early eighties, and taking … Continue reading

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When Will They Ever Learn? #6

When will she ever learn that I will not, repeat not, ever be going to my brother’s house at xmas. Having said that, I would, in certain circumstances, if it made her happy in her last years. The reason it … Continue reading

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When Will They Ever Learn? #5

The most important thing parents have to do is to raise their children to adults without screwing them up. What happens to children especially those under ten, because that’s the most impressionable age, stays with them for the rest of … Continue reading

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When Will They Ever Learn? #4

When will they learn that repeating a lie over and over again does not make it the truth. In ‘When Will They Ever Learn #1’ I said that one of my grandchildren had called ‘their other grandfather’ pervy. Those were … Continue reading

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The Existence of Other Dimensions ?

Are there other dimensions? You had better believe there can be other dimensions. Eminent scientists are researching the String Theory or M Theory in which there are purported to be 11 dimensions. They are using huge atom smashers to prove … Continue reading

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How Many Cylinders Are You Firing On?

From the previous posting ‘Are we a six cylinder engine’ how many cylinders are you firing on?

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Are We Like A Six Cylinder Engine?

Like a six cylinder engine needs to fire on most cylinders in order to run we need to spark on all or most cylinders in order to have a fulfilled and happy life. A lot of people will not, for one … Continue reading

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About My Fiction

In the 1990’s I found a ’sort of’ creative spark. I found that when so inclined, the muse found me. I went on various courses in order to hone my technique. I wrote short stories, radio plays, TV drama and … Continue reading

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Nicky: Concrete Boots Are Cool

I said it was a roller coaster ride with Nicky. What follows is something I wrote at the time for a little ‘light relief’ about events that took place on the evening of Nicky’s 46th birthday on 22 February 1996. … Continue reading

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Nicky: Escape from the Beast of Bodmin

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.  I arrived back from Ireland on 31st August 1995, having had a very ‘difficult’ holiday with Penny. On checking in at my office, early evening, Paula – my holiday relief manager – … Continue reading

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Penny#2: Bad Penny Trip Around Ireland

Penny came back into my life as a ‘friend’. After several months of not seeing her she popped up out of the blue or perhaps it was something to do with setting up a community. We were all into that … Continue reading

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Penny#1: Away With The Fairies

I was manager of the homeless hostel and the committee thought I ought to go in for councelling training. I was one day a week so it was a break from the mainly drug crazed hostel residents. They also had … Continue reading

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When Will They Ever Learn? #3

The most important thing parents have to do is to raise their children to adults without screwing them up. What happens to children especially those under ten, because that’s the most impressionable age, stays with them for the rest of … Continue reading

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When Will They Ever Learn? #2

My father had two brothers and one day way back in the mists of time there was a fall out. His middle brother fell out with the eldest and from that day on there was no contact between them or … Continue reading

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