Monthly Archives: September 2013

Quote of the Day

My paper (the i) has a short, pithy daily quotation, and there have been couple lately that I thought I’d like to pass on to my countless followers. Here’s the first: Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into … Continue reading

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Whiteley’s Folly

I’ve just finished reading the above book by Linda Stratmann. It was something that caught my eye in one of those discount book shops because it was the sort of thing I like to both read and write about myself … Continue reading

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Apologies…

…for the spacing at the end of the previous posting – but WordPress simply wouldn’t play ball. No matter how many lines I inserted, it still came out the way it looks now!

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The Vay Cockneys Spoke

I once had the job of proof reading an abridged, junior version of a Dickens novel. I forget which one it was now, but it was before I’d actually read much Dickens myself and when I came across a piece … Continue reading

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Origins of words and phrases

I came across today’s offering quite by chance when I was dipping into my nineteenth century Bradshaw’s Railway Guide. I’m currently in Ely, Cambridgeshire – a place, if I can digress, that brings back pleasant memories. I once had a … Continue reading

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Invitation

Well, tomorrow’s my birthday, and even though I’ve already had far too many of the darned things I’ve decided to throw a quiet little party here just for close friends and followers. I’ll provide the drink, you can bring cakes, … Continue reading

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