Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mr Gardiner

The return of cold and wet days mean it that it would have been unlikely that he would have passed down the road. On those strange few days in February when the temperature touched twenty degrees, it would have almost … Continue reading

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Frightening plimsolls

After posting here about the teacher called Gorf ¬†and the terror he struck in the hearts of pupils at his school, I was sent memories of how frightening had been the PE teachers at one local school. The one thing … Continue reading

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Gorf and teaching

A wiry built man, bald-headed and heavily jowled, he was probably in his early-sixties. Perhaps he had seen service in the Second World War, he was of an age of many teachers who had been war veterans. Perhaps there were … Continue reading

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On a road with a windmill

The wind now battering our house has a name, according to the news, it is called Storm Freya. Had all the other storms that have battered the house over the years been given names, there would be few names left … Continue reading

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Troubled breathing

“A mild February brings a fat churchyard,” an old farmer used to say. Undoubtedly there were many variants of the piece of folk wisdom that suggested that mild weather in winter was an unhealthy phenomenon. “We need a good frost … Continue reading

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