Monthly Archives: August 2022

Pain near the butt

I was just about to go into Starbucks when my phone rang. It was Kate, letting me know that she’d found a rather large, gross looking growth, just to the left of Freya’s bum-hole (her word). She thought it might … Continue reading

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One last time

Today could very easily mark my final recording with the Talking Newspaper. I was undecided whether to say anything at my sign off but, when the time came, I decided against it. I told Janet and Mike before we started … Continue reading

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Stuff of a slow day

This afternoon, the chairman of Aldershot Town Football Club posted on Twitter an apology to Boreham Wood Football Club for the ugly behaviour of the Aldershot fans. There was a lot of damage to the fence, and the chairman said … Continue reading

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Now that’s an improvement

I was actually dreading tonight. Not in seeing Nicktor, obviously. I managed to finish reading Slab Life 3 and wanted to discuss it with him. As well as enjoying his company, of course. And going for a beer in the … Continue reading

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Vomiting a fish

I didn’t go upstairs today. I know this because my wicker shopping trolley remained at the bottom of the stairs, and I didn’t notice until I went to bed. First thing, I’d woken up, grabbed the trolley and my clothes … Continue reading

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Early rendezvous

Since I’ve been walking the dogs at around sunrise, I see a completely different group of people to the ones in the middle of the day. I don’t see them all every day except for one couple. I say ‘couple’ … Continue reading

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Change of emphasis

Today, during Reading Hour, I finished The Group by Mary McCarthy. It was the fiction work among the five books I’m currently reading. I vaguely remembered watching the 1966 film years ago but I’d never read the 1963 book. And … Continue reading

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Family time

As we reached the all weather path this morning, nearing the castle end of our early morning walk, we spotted a family sitting on a picnic blanket, in a clearing. It was mum, dad and two kids. It looked a … Continue reading

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More geese

I had a Talking Newspaper today. It’s the second last remote recording (for me, at any rate) because everything is returning to the studio from the next roster in September. Given I had no idea where I’ll be, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Geese on the wing

There is one thing we’d really miss about living where we do and it’ll be the geese that fly over the top of our house at this time every year. There are hundreds of them. Either flying in a perfect … Continue reading

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