2020 vision

So, here we are in 2020. What will this new decade bring? Will it be the Roaring Twenties, as it was 100 years ago? Or another Jazz Age? That would be nice. More seriously, though it can be foolish to make predictions, I imagine much of the decade will be – or should be –Continue reading “2020 vision”

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Carry On in the Central Belt

“Listen, listen. Ooh – aah – titter ye not. Ooh no missus… Settle down now, settle down,” as Frankie Howerd might have said. First of all, my apologies, for the cheeky title to this blog – well, we all need to promote ourselves a little. Second, some explanations, for those not born in the UKContinue reading “Carry On in the Central Belt”

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Threads from the past

Many years ago – perhaps 20 or 30 years – my mother gave me a small cactus plant. It never grew very much, if at all, but always looked fine. It has moved from home to home with me, through laughter and tears, good times and bad times, the ups and downs of life. MyContinue reading “Threads from the past”

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Flashes of memory – and the latest from Orkney

Back in August 2012 I wrote a blog about memories, called “Sorry, I seem to have forgotten”, and I would like to return to the subject with some more recollections. I wrote about how memories can, sometimes, be just a snippet – it is as if we have a few seconds of film, sometimes grainy,Continue reading “Flashes of memory – and the latest from Orkney”

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Looking from a different perspective

I grew up in England. It probably doesn’t matter too much exactly where but it was on the borders of East Anglia and the East Midlands, near Peterborough. I grew up English, with an English view of the world. In 1986 I moved to London and, a few years later, got divorced. These two eventsContinue reading “Looking from a different perspective”

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It wouldn’t be a show without Punch

This is getting silly. Regular readers of this blog will know that the previous two entries were based on sayings and expressions used regularly by my mother. And for the third time – but I promise this will be the last time for now – I am going to write about that subject. You see,Continue reading “It wouldn’t be a show without Punch”

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Your mother should know

Hipsters of a certain generation will recognise “Your Mother Should Know” as the title of a song by The Beatles which featured in their much-criticised-but-fun-in-a-silly-way film Magical Mystery Tour. To be truthful this blog has little to do with the song, other than providing a snappy title, but for those who do not know theContinue reading “Your mother should know”

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