Author Archives: ramblesofawriter

About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.

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I’m currently working on a book about bravery and tragedy in the lifeboat service, focussing specifically on winners of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Gold Medal for gallantry since its inception in the early 1800s. To add a bit of … Continue reading

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Hurry – While Stocks Last

On a recent visit to Waitrose I was tempted to buy one of these:                     Unfortunately, when I went back the next day, the situation had deteriorated:    

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My fault I suppose…

I should have read the sign before I went in.           It could have been worse. I found some of my dog’s old worming tablets at the back of a cupboard and they seem to be … Continue reading

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Why Do We Say That?

In response to a baying mob surrounding Beardsley Towers demanding another explanation of a well-known phrase or saying I bring you the following. People complain about health and safety regulations these days, and often probably rightly so because an awful … Continue reading

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I want a Refund

      Alternative title: ‘My spelling, my chois’

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Heroes & Villains

In my work as a freelancer for one or two writers’ advice services I mostly receive children’s stories to critique, and one I read recently prompted me to pass on some pearls of wisdom about a very common trend among … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

I can identify with this               In my case it was long division, but mathematics in all its forms can have a devastating effect. I’ve always believed there should be ‘safe spaces’ in classrooms … Continue reading

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