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About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.

What they Don’t teach you at school…

Now I never knew the first part, but then science was my worst subject at school. I suppose at least it proves God has a sense of humour. Advertisements

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Levity and Youthful Excursions

I passed on some sound advice to young gentlemen, designed to help them in their dealings with young ladies, in a recent posting – gleaned from my trusty Perpetual Almanack of Folklore. This proved so popular that it went viral … Continue reading

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Pay up or else…

I’m feeling lazy today, so for this installment of the origins of phrases and sayings I’ll simply let the picture, which I took in Bath recently, do all the work

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Thomas Hardy

I’m in a Thomas Hardy phase at the moment. Not only am I currently reading (and enjoying)┬áThe Mayor of Casterbridge,┬ábut this weekend I had the opportunity to visit the author’s childhood home and the impressive house he built for himself … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews

There has been a groundswell of opinion among my international fan-base in favour of a new collection of helpful reviews reviews from Amazon. As you know, we authors treasure reviews from readers, especially ones complaining that the packaging was torn … Continue reading

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Advice to Young Men

When a young man feels that a young woman could turn out to be his true love, the question that’s bound to be on his mind is “Is the woman I plan to marry pure? Is she chaste?” Well, now … Continue reading

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Too late!

          On the other side it says ARE OPEN (Or possibly AR’E OPEN) (Credit: Analytical Grammar)

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