Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

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.┬áSomerset 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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Doing nothing

I think it was Michael Ramsey, who was Archbishop of Canterbury when that title meant something, who talked about his hopes for eternity and said that he was glad to read in the Bible that there were windows in heaven … Continue reading

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Being soaked

Vintage tractors assembled for a fair at the foot of Turn Hill yesterday. Passing through before most had arrived was good fortune; later, and there would have been slow moving vehicles to follow for miles. The tractors were familiar: the … Continue reading

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