Category Archives: Childhood

Car Trouble

This is not the post that it was planned to be – remarkably there are usually plans for this stuff. This was going to be a simple listed jaunt, a T-shirt rail of just-arrived retro specials, a clutch of simply … Continue reading

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Bob Hope’s Dead!

Here’s a revisitation of a piece I posted elsewhere a couple of years ago – the subject having come up again this weekend at my parents’ house as a result of a front-door-back-door-open-simultaneously situation. ____________________________________________________ In our family we have … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread

On Friday Pete came up, and brought with him bread he had baked; a kindness and wholesome deliciousness I responded to with a choice of Benecol or Flora Light. We’d had butter in the week before, but the chipper smile … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning – Frequencies

At times of flooding, I’ve heard it reported that the East Midlands is, landscape-wise, in a kind of shallow bowl1, the bowliness of which gets moreso further south into Northamptonshire, and west to Cambridgeshire and the Fens2. Wrongly or otherwise, … Continue reading

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Latin Tongue

Today’s Nan Kid Feature on BBC Breakfast is the business of Latin being taught in schools – or generally its usage and usefulness in today’s society. Something brought on by Ratzinger’s resigning. Vox pops ensue. Naturally a (Nanus Kidus) personalisation … Continue reading

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Exercising My Inner Nan

I did something one morning this week that so shocked and surprised me I just had to tweet about it right away. Simply had to. Which wasn’t the whole story, because walking home I cornered into an elderly neighbour on … Continue reading

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Guitar Man, Part 3

I can’t remember for the life of me* where the electric guitar came from. Possibly it was from a sister’s boyfriend, maybe from a church group member. But came it did, in 1982, and its reconstruction became the summer project … Continue reading

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