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6 August 1982

At that point, the diary ends. This is what happened the next day, though The flight back was beset with complications. Initially, all went well. We had a stopover of an hour or so in Bahrain and I remember Mum … Continue reading

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Girls’ Games Are Dangerous

When I was growing up, school sports were run on very clear gender lines. Boys played football (that’s ‘soccer’, for any Americans tuning in) and rugby during the winter and cricket in the summer. Girls played hockey and netball during … Continue reading

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Losing Badly

Apologies to my reader for the later arrival of this post. No excuses, I made a hash of things As an adult, I like to think that I am a pretty good loser. I’m certainly good at losing and am … Continue reading

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My Favourite Christmas Eves

I have long been a much bigger fan of Christmas Eve than Christmas Day. There’s something about the intensity of the build up to Christmas that makes December 24th somehow more of an occasion than December 25th – a day … Continue reading

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