Monthly Archives: May 2019

Mrs Warboys Weekends

The M5 will be at a standstill.  It is a Mrs Warboys weekend. On Mrs Warboys weekends, the entire populations of large cities decide it is the very moment for the whole family to jump in the motor car and … Continue reading

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Arcade incompetent

“Uncle Ian, they have a vintage arcade game in the pub now, you would enjoy it.” It would have been churlish to say, “No, I wouldn’t!” It would have been hard to explain that I think I was born far too … Continue reading

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Being scared would be welcome

Scary music was the topic suggested for a listeners’ response on BBC Radio 6 at 6.30 this morning. One listener spoke for many when saying there was no music more scary during childhood than the theme music of Doctor Who. … Continue reading

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Wet Monday endurance

Somerset County Cricket Club play in the one day cricket cup final next Saturday at Lord’s. It is good that they have retained their proper county name instead of adding words that have nothing to do with cricket. Somerset have never … Continue reading

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Driving to hoe

Don would drive the Land Rover with one of the old hands beside him in the front. The rest of us sat in the back, on the bench seats that ran down either side. The journey  was made from a … Continue reading

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