Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Jumpers

They might both have come from Marks and Spencer, but the navy blue pullover was a much better shape than the sky blue one. Of course, it was the navy blue one that I managed to shrink, leaving the disliked … Continue reading

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Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Walking to Sainsbury’s at Saint John’s in Worcester, I passed a brand new Mercedes Benz estate car. Sleek and shiny, there was not a speck of dirt on it, despite the wet roads of the past week. Inside, the driver … Continue reading

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Multi-coloured hairdos

The lady walked along the pavement in a purposeful manner. In days of lockdown, when almost everything is closed, when there are few places to which to walk, it was encouraging to see someone moving with determination, to see someone … Continue reading

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No more vicars

Covid-19 seems likely to bring an end to the Church of England in many places. The long decline will have become terminal. A generation ago, our village had a vicar, it seems unimaginable now. I recall a conversation in Maisey’s, … Continue reading

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It’s a bewildering world

For some reason, I receive an email each evening from something called Pinterest. Generally, the emails are concerned with Clarice Cliff pottery. I know nothing about Clarice Cliff pottery, other than the fact that my mother has a Clarice Cliff … Continue reading

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