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A Life Viewed Through Artifacts


You walk where once we walked,  collecting objects with no knowledge of my ownership, and yet in my time I used and sometimes loved each one of them. Each little fork and button, now brushed by your enquiring hand, was felt or viewed with awe or fear or love … Continue reading

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The Unsought Memorial To Sir Simon Gutteridge


My uncle, Sir Simon Gutterage lived his whole life seeking that phrase or comment which might  guarantee his immortality. Despite a title, gained by an ancestor for turning a blind eye to the rampant affairs of a long dead and unlamented … Continue reading

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The Narcissist


He always opened doors for ladies. and thanked you if you made him tea: in all the facile worlds he entered, he defined life’s mannered courtesies, but something in his bearing told you his instincts were all predatory. He swam through life’s corralled … Continue reading

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What You Want I Am


The single truth which fed and clothed her every day since dropping out of university to embrace her new calling was to do with men. Inspired by the welcome and then depressing attentions of her classics professor, she realised she could earn … Continue reading

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A Holiday Romance: The Final Evening


You could call it a meeting of minds: a moment  for two souls who found in each other’s company that,briefly, the world made sense, but that was all it was and everything. It was a holiday romance, a trick of circumstance where a lady … Continue reading

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Hold Onto Your Hats. It’s Christmas Once Again


For the fourth time now, masquerading as Countingducks, I am very happy and pleased to wish the Albanian with his family of goats and all my other Blogging chums, many of whom have become cherished friends over the passing years … Continue reading

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A New Thanksgiving


It being Thanksgiving day, and my having little else to do, it was my custom to go round to the old people’s home and give them some home made rock cakes, with the emphasis on the word “Rock” owing to … Continue reading

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