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A Knotty Problem

Under tremendous pressure from a complete absence of requests, I decided bring to you today another origin of a well-known phrase or saying. I learned this only recently when I was watching a programme which looked at the history of … Continue reading

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All Right?

Yes it is all right to be as excited as your kids when you take them to a theme park, but ‘alright’ is NOT all right!!!

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Helpful Amazon Reviews No 73

Before you spend your hard-earned money on a book, it’s important to get an in-depth assessment – such as those in the latest batch I have culled from Amazon reviews. turned up and it was a library copy (3 stars) Thank … Continue reading

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Announcing a major new competition

…to see how many mistakes it’s possible to fit into one sign   credit Analytical Grammar

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Dynnargh dhywgh!

Or ‘Welcome’, in Cornish (if I’ve got it right…) The reason I’ve effortlessly-ish switched to multi-lingual mode is because I was very pleased to discover recently that The Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock, set in Polruan and Fowey, Cornwall, has won a … Continue reading

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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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