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Archive for April 2013

Week off – with apologies

April 29, 2013

Apologies! Due to unforeseen technical problems, I was unable to post a blog this Monday – back to normal next week.

Oh, for a simpler life!

April 22, 2013

I went into a bank recently in order to pay a bill. It wasn’t my usual branch, so they didn’t know me. Also, I’d not filled in my payment slip as I didn’t have my reading specs with me. I arrived at  the cashier’s window and, white cane in hand,  passed over the payment and slip […]

Blowing Bach’s mind

April 15, 2013

The early 1980’s saw the launch of a new and revolutionary way of listening to music via the natty little Sony Walkman tape player. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first to own one, having received it as a leaving present from some work colleagues.  I recall vividly the whole new experience […]

If you’re happy and you know it…..

April 8, 2013

“So you gave me a home and you gave me a name And you told me ‘behave like the others’ Then you sent me to school which was all about rules And I learned to pretend And so I faked my way through school And now I fake my way to you……” Opening lyrics to […]

Easter message: “I don’t care”

April 1, 2013

Recently I watched a fascinating episode of the excellent Storyville documentary series on the BBC. This particular edition was about the Anonymous movement which has arisen in recent years. I found the programme fascinating, inspiring, sinister and scary in pretty much equal measure. However, I want to focus on just the very last few seconds […]