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A Lunch To Remember


I met Andrew Lascelles when I was an undergraduate at Kings College. I was an average student on the fringes of the room at parties, went to most lectures but as an attendee rather than person of note. Andrew had … Continue reading

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One Last Drink


Looking back it was like our last hurrah. A record of my “Heyday,” as I like to call it: marking our charge toward hoped for fame and glory with a photograph or two: me, Sarah, Sir Nigel as he became, … Continue reading

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A Difference Of Outlook


One afternoon my Grandad said to me, “Son, to men, women always remain a mysterious entity while to women, men become a flawed utility.” He made the comment with a chuckle and it made me smile because I remember Grandma … Continue reading

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Memoirs Of An Exile,


Do you know how often you were loved? I do. Just once, and not by my own mother, brother or sisters. As children, and as a family, we lived in a sea of wreckage, trying to make sense of our own … Continue reading

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A Half-Way Life


I did not choose my wife so much as she selected me, I suspect, because I was a biddable man of decent family, with a gift for mathematics which promised a future of passionless security. She was a women who, in other … 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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Responding To A Drowning Man


I was standing on the bridge the other evening, admiring the view, and the way the current played against the boats moored on the river side when a man thrashing around desperately in the water appeared from underneath the bridge. … Continue reading

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