Category Archives: History

A Language of Your Own

When I was a very small boy I didn’t speak English. My family communicated with me by using pictures. I would say something and they would get out various  books and when I spoke they pointed to things until I … Continue reading

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Time and Age, Where Does It Go?

Everyone says time passes a lot faster as you get older, but does it? I can’t remember how quickly time passed when I was a kid. If it passed slower back then, was it because I was less busy? I … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour, There’s no Mystery Really

Last night, Saturday 6th October, the BBC repeated the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film. There has been a vast array of comments on this film from ‘rubbish’ to ‘phenomenal’. What amazes me is how some people are surprised that the parents … Continue reading

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Jose’s Bar

Jose’s bar had never really been a bar. It had always been a shack and he only sold beer, and that was in bottles. Jose liked to drink beer in the evenings, so it was a fitting career for him. … Continue reading

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Why Hate Chris Moyles, or Anyone?

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Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

Watching Kill Bill some years ago I was impressed with Bill’s view of Superheroes. I don’t know if you remember the actual scene, he was making a sandwich at the time, very impressively I thought. The essence of his statement … Continue reading

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Stupid me and the Nanny State

When I was younger I was obviously a little stupid. Of course I use the word ‘I’ as an euphemism for ‘us’. Why else were all those safeguards put in place. Zebra crossings became commonplace because I could not be … Continue reading

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What did the Arabs do to deserve us?

With a new war in the Middle East brewing I thought this was rather poignant. During August northeastern tribes caused a major revolt against the British. They held Baquba and other towns to the north of the Diyala River for … Continue reading

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Fuel, Crude, Pumps and Them. Are we really that Dumb?

All this palaver over the fuel price, as my dear American cousins would say.  “OMG!” At least ten people in the last three days have said how great it is that fuel has come down at last. 10p a litre … Continue reading

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Change, Change, Change Hmmm?

I received my ballot papers recently from the Labour Party and they enclosed a pamphlet from Ed. This information crammed document informs me that ‘Britain needs real change now more than ever’. I started thinking; how much difference is there … Continue reading

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