Monthly Archives: November 2010

Throttling Back

I’m going to be away for most of the next month. Whilst I will try and update this site as often as possible, it won’t be on a daily basis. Sign up for the RSS feed and you’ll never miss … Continue reading

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Mecca

Opposite one end of Central Road in Didsbury stands a small Indian takeaway named ‘Kismet’. It’s bright yellow sign could be seen from a long way up the road and, as Helen and I walked from our regular bus stop … Continue reading

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A Favourite Client

I never met one of my favourite clients, at least not face to face. She had been injured when she went into a branch of HSBC Bank and slipped on the floor, which was wet. This sounds like a fairly … Continue reading

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Colour Blind

I can’t remember when I discovered I was colour blind. Other people certainly knew about it before I did, because I remember being given those charts with lots of coloured splodges and dots on to look at when I was … Continue reading

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Rocket Dave

On this day, there are plenty of rockets flying around, but none of them were quite like the one I used to see on an almost daily basis. The last house that Helen and I owned together was a semi-detached … Continue reading

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Helen, Part Nine

One of the first things that Helen did when we moved in together was to buy a car. On the face of it, this was an odd thing for an almost penniless couple to do as they moved in together, … Continue reading

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School Dinners, Part Two

Dinners at Telford Middle School were very different to the ones I was used to in Scotland. For starters (although not literally), there was the option of going home for lunch. Our house was now about a hundred metres from … Continue reading

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Pumpkin

At this time of year, you can’t help but be reminded of pumpkins. This versatile gourd can be a main course, a soup, a dessert, a lantern and – and this may surprise you – a friend. For those of … Continue reading

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Halloween

Slightly late, you may think (although it is still Halloween in Tahiti), but when I was growing up, October 31st just didn’t have the same cultural significance that it does today. The current generation of children will grow up viewing … Continue reading

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