Author Archives: Ian

It’s club day

I remember the excitement of club day arriving. The sun shone and there was a mood of happiness in the heart of a small boy. The club members, my uncle among them, wore dark suits and rosettes and were led … Continue reading

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Really local news

The June edition of The Roundabout came through the door, the monthly magazine of the parishes around Langport. The magazine must be forty years old, established after the local benefices were combined as a team. It has a glossy cover now … Continue reading

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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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