Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

If I won the Euromillions

Standing at the end of the fruit counter in Tesco, out of the way of any other shopper, I ticked off items from the shopping list. “There,” a voice said. Looking up, I realised a woman had placed a large box … Continue reading

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Doing maths

There is a sense of the world having changed without me being aware of it. The teaching of religious education was always something of an educational backwater. There was no groundbreaking research going on, no new discoveries about which to … Continue reading

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Not playing games

It was Donkey Kong that sealed my fate. Calls at a colleague’s house in the mid-1980s would bring challenges from his children to play electronic games. In retrospect, they were probably like predators looking for the weakest animal in the pack. … Continue reading

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People are still superstitious

“He says he has the third eye.” ”He says what?” ”He has the third eye – whatever the third eye is.” Sharing a house one autumn with two men who went to live in a Hindu monastery, there were vague … Continue reading

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Lyrically speaking

It was Tina Charles’ song, I love to love that seemed to be a step too far for Damon. We only shared a room for half a term at the end of his time at the school, perhaps there had been … Continue reading

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