Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Creosote Caper

 It wasn’t a cold morning, but there was a stiff wind blowing. I was up and about early because I had a job on that day: I was going to creosote my dad’s garden fence. I turned up at his … Continue reading

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A Swan Among the Magpies

It is remarkable how football has changed in my lifetime, both on the field and in the stands (if ‘stands’ is the correct term for a stadium made up entirely of seats). There is a general feeling that today’s game … Continue reading

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Too Cool for School

It was way too sunny to spend the day cooped up in a classroom. Having been raised on comics in which characters often hopped the wag to go on fishing trips or similar adventures, I got my mark on the register … Continue reading

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Return of the Rope?

Right now I think that I, like many of my countrymen, could happily pull the lever on the man responsible for murdering those two policewomen yesterday. But this is a kneejerk reaction; based on my outrage at the callousness of … Continue reading

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