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My stories have been read 921641 times and 861 of my stories have been cherry picked.
563 of my 12,157 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 577 votes

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Cherry

Stevie Tait

Morrisey sang The Last of the Famous International Playboys on the radio and I quickly turned it off. Some windows were blacked out with yellowing...
Cherry

Dav Prentice.

I shouldn’t have laughed when I heard Dav Prentice was dead. We were talking about football in the Horse and Barge, but then Brendan took off on a...
Cherry

June Collins

Tam Collin’s mum’s funeral was during lockdown. Tam was around the same age as me, so I guess that put her in her eighties. I knew Tam’s son too, Tam...
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george devine

George Devine died before lockdown. He wouldn’t have known what it meant, or recognised it as a historical event of before and—I hadn’t seen him in...
Cherry

Dade Simpson

David (Dade) Simpson had been one of my best mates at school. But he hadn’t started that way. He’d challenged me to fight on our first days at the...

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563 of my comments have received 577 Great Feedback votes

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Janet Kay’s “Silly Games, aha

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020

Janet Kay’s “Silly Games, aha, did one of those stupid zoom meetings (in the etheral audience) with the writers of Small Axe, in which this single, of course, featured heavily in one episode. 

great plot twist with the gun, will he? will...

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Posted in Happy New Year

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malintent. know what you mean

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

malintent. know what you mean, but not really a word. Ironically, Australia stopped taking convicts around this time. Snobbism, 'natives' denied being of convict stock. Families that were seperated tended to do better in Australia and have...

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Posted in A Bridge of Lies

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we all hope for peace, Jenny,

Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020

we all hope for peace, Jenny, good one. 

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Posted in Deodar Tree

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memory mulled in its blood,

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020

memory mulled in its blood, yes, beautiful. A word picture. 

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Posted in A Partridge, A Pear Tree

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you're only saying that

Posted on Sat, 19 Dec 2020

you're only saying that insert because your your age. 

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Posted in Dade Simpson

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heart-warming. what happens

Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020

heart-warming. what happens next happens because there is a next. 

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Posted in ALL lives matter.

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You're telling the same story

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020

You're telling the same story as me. If it wasn't a potato, it wasn't dinner, everyday. The mangle and two sinks, one for cold and hot wash. two-bars on the fire and the huddle to get warm. 

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Posted in A Life Like That

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yes, memories are like that,

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2020

yes, memories are like that, just out of sight (and mind) but then they summon us, or we summon them. I'm never sure which. 

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Posted in Certain Memories

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I'm younger and fitter too.

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020

I'm younger and fitter too. (Nah, I'm not, but hey we can all dream). Keep at it Jenny. 

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Posted in Langdale Pikes In Winter

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here, here, I think was a way

Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020

here, here, I think was a way of calling the House (of Commons) to order. Howe's attack was a surprise for many reasons. Denis Healey famously described a response from Howe 'as being savaged by a dead sheep'. 

I hated Thatcher, but...

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Posted in Lawn Rolling Here

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