Category Archives: Out and about

Visiting my grandparents at Christmas

Even in summertime, I never remember to take flowers. And today, even if I had been the sort to arrive with a bunch of red carnations, I wouldn’t have been able to do so, every single business in Langport was … Continue reading

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Making loaf

The bread van passed me on the motorway at five to seven this morning. I know it was five to seven because, on Radio 6, Chris Hawkins was handing over to Shaun Keavny for the final time, Shaun Keavny leaving the … Continue reading

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Kids knowing more about less

One teenager had not heard of EDF. The company engaged in a project costing £20 billion (or is it £25 billion?), a project in the same county, was no more than three letters that signified nothing to the person who … Continue reading

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Coming home late from the war

Uncle Jack and Auntie Gus; their polished granite headstone in Huish Episcopi churchyard does not tell a fraction of the story. In memory, they were an old couple.  They would be sat in two armchairs beside a warm coal fire.  … Continue reading

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This is the Shire

“Riverton” says the signpost to the new housing development. It sounds like somewhere from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien, somewhere from The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. It would not be hard to imagine such tales unfolding among the … Continue reading

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