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Goals for glory

Tonight we went to Aldershot to see them play Dagenham & Redbridge. While the day had been glorious, the night was to prove wet and cold. Nicktor managed to leave work at a reasonable hour and picked me up from … Continue reading

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1917-2017

A woman on the train, sitting opposite me, was happily crunching away on her fresh salad, unaware of the pain she was causing me. When she stopped and put the lid back on the plastic container, a huge tsunami of … Continue reading

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It’s only rock ‘n roll

Chuck Berry died today. He was 90. Apart from the fact that, if pressed, I’d have figured he’d probably died decades ago, it means that rock and roll is less than 90 years old. I’ve never been a Chuck Berry … Continue reading

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Dad of the year

There was a short piece on Radio 4 the other day about how OFSTED has marked down a load of primary schools (primarily in Wales), not because of failing grades or attendance or teaching ability but because they don’t have … Continue reading

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3000 and 5

This post marks my 3,000th post. Overall (which includes 34 posts not by me) there are 1,731,220 words on my blog. Taking the average number of words from the overall posts and the overall words, I have written approximately 1,711,818 … Continue reading

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Chat on buses

It seems to me that the majority of polite conversations on short bus trips consist of cliches, non-aphorisms and meaningless weather observations. Today I caught a bus across to Haslemere to have lunch with Dawn and, being the middle of … Continue reading

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Nova Fidel Valentine

I was in the chemist this morning replenishing Mirinda’s depleted and essential drug supply, when I overheard this woman tell the shop assistant about the birth of a baby. I don’t know whose baby but it wasn’t either of the … Continue reading

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Conifers

It was rather odd going to the gym this morning because normally I Skype with mum of a Tuesday, but she’s presently in Sydney visiting relatives so I had an unusually free morning. Not that the gym was any different … Continue reading

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Acid soil pottings

Today was beautiful. Sunny and mild, perfect for working in the garden…which is a good thing because I have a LOT of work to do in the garden. First thing, though, I made Mirinda a cup of tea and headed … Continue reading

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Tap and walk

I woke up this morning at 7:10 even though I’d gone to bed after 2am. Mirinda and the puppies were all fast asleep. I cursed whatever force was responsible for making me wake up long before I either wanted or … Continue reading

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