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The Art of Conversation, it’s your responsibility………

Ah, the art of conversation... I pause while we all recall a memorable evening of conviviality and erudition................... Ahead of the game for the week, I thought I would pop down the pub for a Friday lunchtime drink just in case Computer John was in. Computer John works from home, and, after a hard week… Continue reading The Art of Conversation, it’s your responsibility………

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The Returns Slip… a window into your life ….

I have just come to the end of a three week stint as a Temp in the Returns Dept. of a local book distributor, the Christmas and New Year period being a natural peak in their business. I love books, handling them - flicking through them  - stacking them neatly, so what could have been… Continue reading The Returns Slip… a window into your life ….

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Awards and The Tinkling of Applause………..

Some people don't do the Awards Thing - but that's okay, each to his/her own. As for me I think that if someone says they like my blog, what I write, what I have to say, shoot,paint,play, then I'm appreciative and grateful, like a tinkling applause down the pub on Open Mic night. (Not that… Continue reading Awards and The Tinkling of Applause………..

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Nothing so certain as Death, Taxes and Upgrades.

At the turn of time, from BC (Before Computers ) to AD (After Digitisation) I became a PC man. Microsoft Windows. I’ve learnt the shortcuts, I’m proficient with the basics and a little more. I can usually address something before the point of throwing the damn thing through the window. But, now, I am seriously considering becoming an… Continue reading Nothing so certain as Death, Taxes and Upgrades.

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Don’ let yer manure pile stink

I jus' gotta say afor we start I'll try to speak real like but I might slip into my ol'country ways and terms - don' mean no offence - don' take nun - well, we got a coupla Councillors round these parts. Always got something to say about this n that and they’re kickin up… Continue reading Don’ let yer manure pile stink

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Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Forgive me Father for I have sinned, it has been nearly two weeks since my last entry. But I have been busy. I’m fronting up the advertising for the Kempsford Literary Festival. I’ve got my articles into local rags and stuff, posters are printed for starters and there are leaflets to get out. I’m designing… Continue reading Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

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Dancing tips for Dads

‘Tis the season to be jelly and fathers everywhere will be taking to the party dance floor whilst their offspring head for cover and deny any relationship. Some will turn and cringe. Others will decide that it’s time for that crafty cigarette they’ve been longing for. Others will accept that Dad likes to dance just… Continue reading Dancing tips for Dads

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The Saint……. (du-du-doo-da-der-doo-doo)……….

On the 20th August 1969 one of the best and most highly regarded poplar music combos, The Beatles, finished mixing and editing  “I want you (She’s so heavy)” for their new album “Abbey Road”. http://youtu.be/gg1TTx0XEsM I can’t claim that this story actually happened that day but do I remember it was late August 1969.It was… Continue reading The Saint……. (du-du-doo-da-der-doo-doo)……….