Category Archives: Blogging

A Rat, A Pea Man and a Bit of A.I.

Five am, the sun rises over the cornfield and the last thing you need to see is a drowned rat in a cattle trough. But hey ho, it happens. As I fished the rat corpse out of the trough I … Continue reading

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Prosecco, Cake and a Plan

It was my birthday last Friday (you don’t have to sing). My running partner came around for Prosecco and cake with her daughters. She has three daughters but one was sulking. I’m not a great birthday fan but it appears … Continue reading

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Grabbin Some Grammar, Innit 🤟

Sometimes I am inundated with advertising which states I need Grammarly. So, I tested it with a few paragraphs from the Masters 😉 The first paragraph from The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel came up with … Continue reading

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What’s So Special About the Past?

The alarm clacks its two bells at six am and I can hear Chuck Berry’s, ‘My Ding a Ling’ playing somewhere in the house. Normally I go back to sleep – I am only fifteen and a full day in … Continue reading

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Clouds, Kids, Love and Soul

The mournful clouds oppress my soul. Of course, we have to presume: A- I have a soul and B – If I have, could it be oppressed. But it’s better than saying, ‘I’m sick of the rain,’ isn’t it? I … Continue reading

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Memories, Smells and The Bus

The aroma of the bus. I have never been able to identify it. Plastic seats soaked in decayed human sweat, a definite metal acidity and stale smoke? But at six o’clock in the unearthly hours of 1973, it was easy. … Continue reading

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They Don’t Arf Make Me Larf

It was the Princess’ birthday on Wednesday, so I took a day off to help her celebrate but she went to sleep in the garden – post-lunch. There was no posh lunch in beautiful setting this year or family gathering … Continue reading

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I’m a Day Late!

The wind howls across the moor – actually they are pastures – but wind on the Westwood cannot dampen the mood. After all I’m not Heathcliffe. “Pity,” mutters the Princess, dreaming of Tom Hardy. This post is a day late, … Continue reading

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Me? Social Media?

I scroll and I scroll and I scroll, I begin to feel like a Caesar, he had a bad touch of the scrolls, as I remember, Carry on Cleo, springs to mind.  Back to the title – I have stopped … Continue reading

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Strange Thoughts and Yoga

Eyes searching upwards from the laptop capture the blue sky before the sunlight pierces the cornea, forcing me to squint. Now 70’s channel plays The Archies ‘Sugar, Sugar’ and I recall fancying the brunette when an adolescent, so I have … Continue reading

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