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The Day The World Fell Down


David Bowie has died peacefully after an eighteen month battle with cancer. The Man Who Fell To Earth is now back amongst the stars. Say hi to Major Tom for us on your way to write new, beautiful duets with … Continue reading

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RIP Kindle


Today, my third generation Keyboard Kindle (yes, one of the original ones that you hardly ever see any more) finally gave up the ghost. The unit itself is absolutely fine, but the battery has finally crystallised and will never take … Continue reading

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From Wine Stains To Tea Stains


It seems that, yet again, this blog is taking a new turn. Appropriate, I suppose, since it’s the new year and everything, but still not quite what I had planned when I began writing here three years ago. I was … Continue reading

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Lights In The Darkness: Why We Can’t Give Them Our Hate


The Paris attacks have rocked and hurt us all. Here’s why I believe we mustn’t give in. Continue reading

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Falling Off The Wagon


I was coasting along quite nicely, not a care in the world. I honestly didn’t notice it happening, until I finally noticed that it had happened. Because that’s how it always works. I forgot that I’d been using stabiliser wheels … Continue reading

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Sir Terry Pratchett – 1948-2015


Originally posted on Sarah Cawkwell's Blog:
 It was my extraordinary?privilege?to meet Sir Terry Pratchett (or just ‘Terry’ as he was then) several times during the course of my late teenage and young adult years. Each one of those…

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I stand quietly


Originally posted on Dirty, Naked and Happy:
I stand quietly while you do somersaults on the bed as you aren’t being naughty, you are just trying to get your out of sync body under control. I stand quietly by the…

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Me And The Girls; Book Clubbing


Welcome to Baroosh, the city centre tapas bar which is perfect for friends, colleagues and groups of like-minded people to meet up, chat, have nibbles and get tipsy enjoy a drink or two. You can always tell which table the … Continue reading

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And He Learned


Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
When he noticed the naked little girl at the beach didn’t look quite like he did and asked why, they answered his questions in simple phrases painted in black and white, pink and blue,…

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My loves, my students, my teachers, my friends…


Originally posted on rarasaur:
Back when I first started blogging, the Daily Post issued a prompt: You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. I wrote a reply, then,…

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