Category Archives: Unreliable memories

Fears of crashes

The reopening of the shops has brought opportunities to renew acquaintances with places long closed, particularly the antiques centre where are large model aircraft hangs from the ceiling. It is a model that caused me to ponder the word “synchronicity.” … Continue reading

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Disliking invaders

The Normans were the first group I remember in the history lessons at High Ham Primary School. ¬†Perhaps it was the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1966 that had propelled the invaders into the mind of the … Continue reading

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Catching nothing

It was on this day in 1953 that Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Old Man and the Sea.¬†The book is a tale of the dignity of Santiago the fisherman and his quest for a catch … Continue reading

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Shine on

A Google search for the Pink Floyd song See Emily Play revealed that Syd Barrett, a founding member of the band, would have been 75 this year. Pink Floyd were the musical accompaniment to the one term I really spent … Continue reading

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Like the old time coppers

My grandfather’s farm lies on the road between Huish Episcopi and Long Sutton. It is deep within rural Somerset. The road that passes the farm is designated as the A372, but it never seemed like a “A” road; it was … Continue reading

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