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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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Max

My little dog Max has made regular guest appearances on this blog over the years, especially to mark the times when my wandering mind on on our walks has benefited my writing. I’ve been through some stuff in the last … Continue reading

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Proof

As some of my more ardent followers will know, I follow the Buddhist path, albeit with Daoist leanings. (You may not have known about that last bit, but now you do.) One of the ideas implicit in Eastern religions is … Continue reading

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