Category Archives: Unreliable memories

An end of a holiday romance

Why did we do the stuff we did? At Easter 1977, a sixteen year old youth caught a National Express coach from Bridgwater in Somerset to Bristol, and then caught a coach from Bristol to Birmingham. It was probably the … Continue reading

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On being a teenager

Being sixty, I am so far removed from the realities of the lives of the students at school that they will sit and happily talk about what they think. They are very careful to try to project the right image, … Continue reading

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Imagining travel

The spring equinox brings thoughts of the summer, but the prospect of a holiday this year seems to be rapidly receding. Even if the government allows the holiday season to proceed, the restrictions on foreign travel mean that prices of … Continue reading

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Missing the details

Photographic collections are always fascinating. There is no need to know anything about lenses or details of exposure, or the camera used, or the film on which the image was taken, they can just be pictures for their own sake. … Continue reading

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Toll the bell

The GCSE Religious Education syllabus includes a module on life and death, which is how this morning the Year 10 lesson was about funerals. Talking to the class about the elements of a Christian funeral, I realised I could not … Continue reading

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