Author Archives: ramblesofawriter

About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.

Splice the mainbrace!

Batten down the hatches! Land ahoy! Yes, it’s that time again! The latest issue of Aquila children’s magazine – and it’s a July/August double issue with the theme Humankind. There are many interesting and entertaining articles inside, but the one which seems to … Continue reading

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Stig of the Dump

I want to do my little bit to mark the recent passing of Clive King, author of Stig of the Dump. It is the highly original and wonderfully written story of a boy who comes across, and establishes an unspoken rapport … Continue reading

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I’m Giving Up Writing…

To become a wildlife rescue-type person. Or at least that’s how it’s beginning to feel. I went outside early yesterday to practice tai chi, and I was just moving into Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane… when I spotted what looked … Continue reading

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I’m Fuming – and Hungry

  I try to be polite and obedient, but it doesn’t always pay. The hostess was so busy seating other people – which I concede was very selfless of her – that there didn’t seem any prospect of her sitting … Continue reading

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In order to read this, align your eyes in the required direction

In my ongoing quest to clarify and simplify the toilet signage of the world, I bring you this from a public convenience in Warminster, Wiltshire: I put it to you that no writer or editor worth their salt could fail … Continue reading

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My kind of car park

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Things to do with a Pencil Sharpener

I did put this to the test on behalf of my multitude of followers, but it made my eyes water and frankly I wouldn’t recommend it. (To make matters worse, I’m convinced I still haven’t got all the pencil shavings … Continue reading

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