Category Archives: School

Being Published

On a couple of occasions recently I have been asked what the first thing I ever had published was. This is a difficult question to answer, because I never know at what level the questioner expects me to begin. For … Continue reading

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I Never Play Basketball Now

I have always had a slightly ambivalent attitude to basketball. Most people, when describing me, usually mention that I am a bit on the tall side. However, by the standards of basketball players, I am definitely a shorty. And that … Continue reading

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Pinch, Punch, First of the Month

I can’t remember when I was first introduced to this curious little ritual. It must have been when I was about six and actually knew what day, date and month it was, but I don’t remember when someone first decided … Continue reading

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Baird, Campbell, Livingstone, Scott

For various reasons I have recently been talking a lot about my junior school days. Not really on here, but to other people. One conversation got onto the subject of school houses. Some schools, it seems, have only two or … Continue reading

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How to Almost Run a Marathon

With Caro away on a charity cycle ride, I thought I’d regale you with a few tales of my own attempts to raise money for charity. I’m really not that good at it. I was lucky as a child. Every … Continue reading

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More Starting School

As my Facebook and Twitter timelines are currently swamped with people posting about their kids starting school, I am throwing in a post of my own on the subject. I’ve already written about my own times starting school (here). I … Continue reading

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16 July 1982

Fri Jul XVI Last day at MAGS. Its not been such a bad place really. Played Soccer Vs 4Long. Lost 1-0 to a last minute goad by Renil Sharma. Gashed my knee colliding with David Mitchell and had to miss … Continue reading

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15 July 1982

Thur Jul XV Grant came to tea. Had Pizza, B. Potatoe’s, A. Pie + Cake. Karen had Raewyn round too. Taught Grant to play Subbuteo and won 4-0. I even missed a penalty! at last got to see the final … Continue reading

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14 July 1982

Wed Jul XIV Boring. Poured with rain most of the day. There’s not a lot you can say about a day where I couldn’t even be bothered to write the diary. Of course, one of the reasons for this is … Continue reading

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13 July 1982

Tue Jul XIII Back to school. Last week. Day of Dullness. Finally, after six long months, my final week of school in New Zealand had arrived. It is fair to say that I was not very engaged, as I kept … Continue reading

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