Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

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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Idle hands

“The devil makes work for idle hands,” was one of the maxims that governed my life in childhood years. Not being a religious family, the devil was of little concern, but idle hands were a more serious matter. There was … Continue reading

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Spelling, punctuation and grammar

“What I want to say to you is exactly the same as what the previous speaker has said.” It was not impressive that the head of literacy in the school did not understand that “similar” did not mean “the same;” … Continue reading

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