Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Big Game


We’re not sports obsessed but I keep an eye on a football team  and I love the big games. They don’t come any bigger than the European Championship final on Saturday and I asked my partner if she would like to watch it with me in … Continue reading

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Friendship Works


A few months ago I was sitting with what you could call my Business Development Manager. He was a sharp suited man blessed with a small watchful face. He was boasting about how he managed to sell a load of life … Continue reading

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When men worked


Recently we went round what we call in the Uk, a car boot sale. Every kind of bric a brac is there:  Even old  78 records and wind-up gramophones are there to send you off on a voyage through recent history. It was   the second … Continue reading

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Dieting tactics


Left to myself I am not a big eater, at least that’s what I tell myself,  and my weight tends to stay fairly stable. My partner, however, is fond of the odd snack  in absent-minded moments. Having said that she is neither … Continue reading

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Unannounced Beauty


The odd thing is, true beauty is often unannounced. Awareness of it grows on you; seeps into your consciousness till the light and warmth it produces gives you an almost translucent glimpse of another way or dimension or something so intangible that we are … Continue reading

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Sailing


Well, not sailing exactly but crewing for a friend who has a converted trawler. It’s seaworthy but not entirely luxurious so his wife, who hates boating anyway, shies away from any extended trips. Time for me to step forward. I … Continue reading

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Life was Normal by the Barest Margin


 That brittle cheerfulness which holds us together in a place were otherwise our emotions would be naked,  guarded me from all but the most perceptive gaze. Knowing looks came from the dispossesed, the isolated and a man on the brink of … Continue reading

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