Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Teenagers

A survey of fourteen ¬†year olds shows that while few went to church, most believed in a divine power; while few believed in hell, most believed in heaven; while some thought life ended when you died, others believed in reincarnation. … Continue reading

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More books

The lockdown has brought a greater appreciation of simple things, like brown bread, English butter, Cheddar cheese, McVities Digestive biscuits, Yorkshire tea – and books. Overseas travel has become practically impossible, as a consequence of which, everywhere in England¬† has … Continue reading

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Magpie studies

Stern warnings were given about not leaving shiny things on window sills. A story was told of a woman taking off her ring to wash the dishes on the kitchen sink, which was in front of an open window, and … Continue reading

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Resentment

There were complaints from newcomers to the neighbourhood about night-time low flying exercises by helicopters from the naval airbase at Yeovilton. One local resident took to the Internet to complain about the attitudes of the newcomers: the air station ha … Continue reading

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Idle hands

My mother spent the day supervising my nephews in the tidying of their room. Twelve and thirteen years old, they are still at an age where they will do as their grandmother bids them. Even if the room had been … Continue reading

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