Ed Crane

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New Directions (12)

Barry Stokes isn’t easily fazed. I was banking on him figuring out how to make a few quid from my visit. Word would already be out. Pretty soon...

New Directions (11)

After Dev got over his initial shock things calmed down and we were able to have a sensible discussion. I handed over Celia’s cheque. Irina took all...

New Directions (10)

When Dev asked, ‘What are we going to do about this?’ I knew I’d get sucked in if I couldn’t find a way out. After his wife brought the tray with...

New Directions (9)

Dev called and asked me to drive to his home. He dictated an address in West Wycombe which I was able to dial into my navigation app while he spoke...

New Directions (8)

Normally it was an hour’s drive to Dev’s from Celia’s village, but ten miles east on the M4 the snow had been more successful at screwing things up...


188 of my comments have received 197 Great Feedback votes

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Good to read this train of thought,

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

I was thinking about writing a bit of a ramble about a totally different subject, but reading this brought familiar thoughts and also some nice memories of my Las Palmas and Lanz. days. Eight years away from Spain punctuated by occasional trips...

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Posted in Among friends

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Hi Maxine, after reading this I want to explain about collagen

Posted on Mon, 15 May 2023

Collagen is a long chain triple helix molecule of amino acids bonded together with peptide bonds. Think of it as a sort of natural polythene. Collagen is only found in animals like mammals and fish. We humans are approximately 30% Collagen bound...

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Posted in Selenium.

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Quite amazing how 'White Van Man's' life has changed in 20 years

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2023

from traffic hazard on motorways to traffic hazard in towns. wink

However you do...

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Posted in White Van Man

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Very carefully worded piece. At last we can see the days growing

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2023

Taking the dog early this morning I heard bird song. The first time I noticed the embryonic dawn chorus of these little hearts staking their claims for the breeding season.

So nice of you to remind us Spring is stirring from her sleep....

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Posted in She said her name was Winter

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There are plenty of leaves here this year

Posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2022

in Belgium many council authorities have decided not to clear the leaves from green spaces like before. They say it's better for the environment to let the leaves rot down over winter to provide food for the spring growth. 

Not often...

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Posted in Autumn carpets

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Well done Ewan (and Rachel for the pick)

Posted on Wed, 24 Nov 2021

Regardless of one's political colour, this guy is in the wrong place and should recognise his ineptitude urgently before he does something really dangerous.


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Posted in It Seems Our Leader Is Unwell

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Congrats on pick of the week

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021

A very informative poem about a mostly overlooked fish described in a very delicate way. Good to see these important small small creatures brought into the limelight. Nicely done.


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Posted in Stone Loach

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I'm back :)

Posted on Sun, 10 May 2020

There seems to be some very good poems on here recently, but I have to say this is one of the best poems I have ever read on here. If it doesn't make poem of the month there's no justice.

Anyway, that aside, what struck me is the picture...

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Posted in Cinderella river

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How did I miss this? Where was I on October 4th

Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019

This has to be one of your very best, and one of the best I've ever seen on ABC.

The four opening lines hit me right between the eyes. I spent half my working life on the road and your descripion of chain pubs is awesome. I've stayed in...

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Posted in Never trust a writer

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Mornin' Harry

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018

I read with great interest your story and your replies to other comments and it got me thinking about your situation and those with the similar problems.

Now, I don't want to be-little autism by any means, but it looks to me like Aspergers...

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Posted in Head-Crash