Monthly Archives: October 2020

Things that should not give you a fright

The dark evenings draw in. In childhood, the darkness always brought fear for me, but not a fear comparable with other fears. The sign for The Dolphin pub In Langport is a reminder of the fears. It is still mounted … Continue reading

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Chip days

Weighing in at eleven stones thirteen and a half pounds on my sixtieth birthday, I realised that I had missed my target of being at the upper edge of the Body Mass Index band for my height. I should be … Continue reading

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A delicate boy

Intervening in a fight at school for the second time in two weeks, I remembered that there was a time when I would have been advised not to do so, I would have been told that I was “delicate.” Suffering … Continue reading

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Somerset is safe from alien attack

The Somerset Live website had a link to a page on 48 UFO sightings in Somerset. It was disappointing, a piece of clickbait, the page to which it linked was a government site from 2009. No new reports of flying … Continue reading

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Barometric pressures

“My Nan left me a barometer in her will. I have it hung on the wall and I tap it and announce to my family that the needle is going up or down. I haven’t a clue what it means.” … Continue reading

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