Tag Archives: Life

Making it up as you go along

It’s been a long few days. For the past several weeks my mum has been very ill following an unsuccessful cancer operation. As the weekend approached her health deteriorated rapidly and, with my brother and his family, we took turns … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit

I recently returned from a short trip to America: land of the free, home of the brave, etc. It is also a place where many people take their Christianity very seriously. Just how seriously they take it was brought home … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Bus

Last night I joined some friends to go along to a belated firework event near Shurdington. It is a great event – still small enough to get near the bonfire but big enough for a decent firework display. You can … Continue reading

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Park Life

If you listen to the local press and popular perception you could be forgiven for thinking that Gloucester Park is a no-go area. A wild and lawless place frequented by winos, druggies and ne’er-do-wells waiting for an opportunity to cosh … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

I can sometimes be careless, I know this. I don’t do it deliberately or maliciously, but generally either out of laziness or just plain not thinking. When I lost my phone earlier in the week it therefore shouldn’t have come … Continue reading

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Intolerable Intolerances

I came home to a mixed bag of messages yesterday. The first was a request for me to appear on the BBC Gloucestershire breakfast show. They were running an item on the fact that five pubs have closed down so … Continue reading

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Brownie Points

Lately I have been doing some serious hard labour in the garden, as you may recall from my recent blog.This unaccustomed combination of outdoorsy-ness and hard work has been entirely altruistic, to enable my wife to embark on a mission … Continue reading

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