Monthly Archives: November 2011

My Favourite…Cartoon

Buried in a box, somewhere in my house, lies my favourite cartoon of all time. Not just a yellowing page from the magazine that published it, either, but the original cartoon itself. There are two reasons why this prized item … Continue reading

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France – Part Deux

This is a little bit of a different post, because I don’t recall the school trip to France that I began the story of on Wednesday with so much clarity that each incident will make for a post in its … Continue reading

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France

I carry this small piece of my childhood with me everywhere I go. It is a metal key fob* which I purchased at the Bayeux Tapestry when on a school trip to France when I was aged 10. It is … Continue reading

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Mah Jong

Mah Jong, for the uninitiated, is a Chinese game which is roughly similar to gin rummy. Like wide collars, voluminous dresses and unkempt bikini lines, it was popular over here during the 1970s and then rather died out, to the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Partner

Sometimes, ideas for this site come about in slightly strange ways. This is one of those occasions. I have, for various reasons, received a couple of emails from a former business partner of mine over the course of the past … Continue reading

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Error Report

Apparently – and contrary to what I said last week – the approved treatment for a broken thumb is no longer strapping it to the forefinger. This information comes courtesy of my mother, who broke her thumb in September. My … Continue reading

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Wombling

I was living in Scotland when the Wombles hit. I had no idea where Wimbledon Common was, let alone Bungo, Tomsk or Bulgaria, but my lack of basic geography had no bearing upon my love for the furry creatures. I … Continue reading

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