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Antipodean confidence

A jigsaw puzzle of Australia. Perhaps it had come as a Christmas present. Unlike most jigsaw puzzles, it was not square or rectangular, but was the shape of Australia itself. For a primary school-aged boy, the shape made the puzzle … Continue reading

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Happy high-pitched sound

At five o’clock each Friday afternoon, on BBC Radio 2, Steve Wright closes his 45 minutes of┬áSerious Jockin’┬ámusic with a sound familiar to discogoers in the 1970s: feedback. Feedback at the end of the evening was that high pitched tone … Continue reading

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Non-French cuisine

It was never clear why, but we had drinking glasses made by a French company at dinnertime in the Primary School in our village. School dinner each day was a two course meal served with water to drink (perhaps at … Continue reading

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Three old dears were locked in the lavatory!

“What was that song about three old dears?” “Which song?” “The one people used to sing at Ham school.” “Oh dear, what can the matter be? Three old dears got locked in the lavatory, they were there from Monday to … Continue reading

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Going on a trip with Sid

The mood of summer still lingers: deep blue skies and bright sunshine. We went to Watchet, where we had lunch in a cafe that served the sort of food that you might decide to have at home, and then to … Continue reading

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