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Nobody’s Diary?

For Christmas 1981 my Nana gave my sister and I a beautiful Chinese-style notebook each. In return, we gave her (as we gave my other grandparents) a photograph album containing professional pictures of all six members of my family. The … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to you all. I could write about Christmas things for days, but I won’t, because it is Christmas Day and you should all be enjoying your own day rather than reading about mine. And if things … Continue reading

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McDonald’s At Christmas

McDonald’s always had the proud boast that the only day of the year they were closed was Christmas Day. For some of us who worked there, that was probably a good thing. Some of us – and I include myself … Continue reading

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Wait A Minute, Mr Postman

I have reached the stage in life where I no longer see the need to list things such as exam grades or part time jobs on my cv. Were I to do so, there is one job which would take … Continue reading

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Tell Sid

One of the nice things about my degree was that it was a joint honours course i.e. I studied two subjects instead of one. In those days before computerised timetabling, a certain amount of work was needed to try to … Continue reading

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My Favourite…Christmas Song

I hate the fact that Christmas has become so commercialized. I the test of the fact that summer is barely finished before the Christmas cards are available in the shops. Over the years I have developed a habit of not … Continue reading

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One of the things that I have to thank my grandmother for is my lifelong love of candles. Now, to anyone who actually knew Gran, that is going to seem like an odd statement, because the only time that you … Continue reading

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Helen, Part Ten

It has been rather a long time since I wrote anything about Helen, so we have some catching up to do. We left the story with Helen and I moving into our first flat together and buying a useless car. … Continue reading

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Boxing Day With The Grandparents

Having exorcised my terrible memories of Christmas Day with my maternal grandparents, it is only fair to mention what Boxing Day with them was like, too. Essentially, December 26th always featured three things. The first would be a walk around … Continue reading

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