Category Archives: Humour

There’s Tracking and There’s Tracking

I know I’ve been away for a while (they used to say that when you had been in the nick) In truth I have been studying for my DTTLS and learning the craft of a College Lecturer. ‘Ah,’ I hear you … Continue reading

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My Dog

If you’ve ever had your favourite dog shot you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, read on. I was about four and I was sat on the granary steps when my dad walked past with his shotgun. The … Continue reading

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Is it me? Really, is it?

Anyone who read some of my earlier posts will be aware I recently switched jobs from carpenter to carpentry lecturer. There is a difference between teacher and lecturer but I’m not sure what it is. If I had to guess … Continue reading

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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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A Week in Further Education. Oh My!

So here I am still alive and kicking after my first week as a Carpentry Lecturer in a Further Education College. The first two days were pure induction, now you know I’m not one to pick fault ;-) but really? All … Continue reading

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Why Hate Chris Moyles, or Anyone?

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What’s Wrong With Obama? (Tongue in Cheek)

I suppose I had better point out that I am English and not American. But, as we are all related and as a munchkin I watched every Western series and film ever made I feel a kind of kinship. You … Continue reading

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