Category Archives: Out and about

Footballers are dishonest

Not all of them, not most of them, but certainly some of those who play football are dishonest and cannot but be aware that their intention is to deceive. They will endeavour to ensure a game goes their way, whatever … Continue reading

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Discussing Franz Ferdinand on the top deck of the bus

The man and his wife and three children came up to the top deck of the bus. Bound for the beach, they carried bags with beachwear, towels and a picnic. Emaciated, and shaky, the man had taken a day off … Continue reading

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Dressing up for an outing

It is the season of school outings. Yesterday morning, a teacher leading an overnight hike came to talk to each class taking part urging them to remember where they were going and to wear clothes appropriate for hill walking – … Continue reading

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Skipping

There was no reason why boys didn’t use skipping ropes, we just didn’t. Skipping was for girls and boxers. The speed at which some boxers could skip was extraordinary. How heavily-muscled men could be so light on their feet was … Continue reading

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Dodgy song journeys

Moving to a crossroads called Bright in 1989, I was delighted when Van Morrison released a song about our neighbourhood. The only problem with the song was that he seemed to have little idea where places were and the directions … Continue reading

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