Category Archives: Bad Things

Dear John

As I sit here, a couple of days before we say our final goodbyes, I wanted to let you know the things I’ll miss about you: I’ll miss the hearty greetings, such as “Richard! How are you my friend?” (Actually, … Continue reading

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This might be the hardest post I have had to write

This might be the hardest post I have had to write. A few years ago, a very strange advert appeared in the Law Society Gazette. It is the free magazine sent to all solicitors every week, whether they want it … Continue reading

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Crashing – Part Two

Having written on Wednesday about my first major bike crash, it won’t surprise you to know that there was a second. In fact, this was the accident which led me away from cycling everywhere and into a sedate life of … Continue reading

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Crashing – Part 1

I’ve mentioned before that, until I was 19, my family didn’t own a car and that I therefore cycled most places. Of course, this meant that I occasionally fell off my bike. Most of the time I didn’t actually hurt … Continue reading

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4 August 1982

Wed Aug IV Did some shopping. Had lunch at McD’s. P.m. went on a coach trip to the JURONG BIRD PARK I love the fact that we took the safe catering option for lunch. I’m still highly embarrassed, though, that … Continue reading

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2 August 1982

Mon Aug II The final hours. Mrs P was in fine form e.g. late as usual + Dr Scott couldn’t find the house. Not a great start. Then high winds and rain ment we set off 1/2 an hr late. … Continue reading

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5 July 1982

Mon Jul V Ws says we can’t have a late start tomorrow even though TVNZ are showing England-Spain As a child, you like decisions to be clear-cut. You want to either like the decision, or to hate it. You don’t … Continue reading

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19 June 1982

Sat Jun XIX Beat DILWORTH 4-0. Limped off at half time. Ice Skating with youth group. Then to Ollies, but I’m broke! This is another one of those entries which I am embarrassed about even now, this time because I … Continue reading

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16 June 1982

Wed Jun XVI First coaching session with KEITH NELSON. Not too strenuous. When I pick up my rucksack my glasses are broken. Late start because of NZ – Scotland. This was the first time that New Zealand had reached the … Continue reading

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9 June 1982

Wed Jun IX Reports! Mine wasn’t too bad – all good bar German! Do kids still get school reports nowadays? Do they have the fearful walk home carrying the sealed envelope containing each teacher’s assessment of your hard (or not … Continue reading

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