Monthly Archives: January 2011

Macbeth…

Macbeth.  A play that I have sat through time after time, and yet, it fails to lose its hold on me. I went to see a production last night and this is by no means a critique of the performance … Continue reading

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Just Another Bird…

“I wish I didn’t keep losing me birds!” Remember those funny little public information films from the late to mid seventies?  Well if you were around at that time, you just might…  They covered everything from littering to the coast … Continue reading

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Pigeon Pie

Dashing home from school, as was usual, intent on jumping into old jeans, jumper and black, toe-holed gym shoes, to get out and about with my friends, was a consistent pattern…or ritual. Every school day was the same… One particular … Continue reading

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Skunk…

Hour upon hour I spent collecting those little black millipede things, at least I think that’s what they’re called?  I must have had a hundred if I’d had one! I’m not sure why I wanted to collect so many or … Continue reading

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Big Baby!

Living with my grandparents while our new family home was being given a face-lift to make it habitable, was an experience… Grandad used to draw pencil marks on the piano so that my dumpy little fingers would know which keys … Continue reading

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Tuppence Ha’penny

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when a ha’penny could get you two chews from the local sweet shop!  It’s true…so unlike today, if you see a penny lying on the ground you’d likely pass it by, … Continue reading

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Lotta Bottle!

I don’t suppose it’s an easy life being a milkman? Getting up at sparrows and dashing from one door to another with cold bottles of milk, cartons of orange juice and trays of eggs?  In fact it must get a … Continue reading

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