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Archive for April 2012


April 30, 2012

About 15 years ago, a man called Jean Marc was cycling near his home in Brixton, South London.  As he passed by a skip at the side of the road, he caught sight of a large cardboard box sticking out of the top. Something prompted him to stop and look in the box.  What he […]


April 22, 2012

Note: This week’s piece is posted a day early owing to work commitments. Some years ago, I recall running into Dick, a mate of mine. who was on his way home from work, sporting a smart suit and tie. Now, I guess we were in our late 20’s at the time and had knocked around […]

What a relief

April 16, 2012

I had something of a scare this week. I discovered that the vision in my left eye had suddenly gone blurry and virtually non-existant. Now, when you have restricted vision anyway, any further impediment is no laughing matter. That evening, I hot-footed it to Moorfields Accident & Emergency, who had a look and suggested I […]

Feeling good? That’s a start……

April 9, 2012

“Feeling good was good enough for me, good enough for me and Bobby McGee”  (Words from the song, Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster.) Given the fact that  this week’s blog post comes out on Easter Monday, I guess it’s only right to wish you and yours a Happy Easter. So, […]

Scratching my head

April 2, 2012

I’ve just returned from my walk with the dog, my face a-prickle from the early morning  cold, and am now poised to write this week’s piece. However at least half of my walk was tainted by a nagging question: “what do I write about in my blog this week?” That question has had me scratching […]