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My stories have been read 169624 times and 159 of my stories have been cherry picked.
561 of my 1,978 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 584 votes

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Terence Mullan

Down the years I have lived in many places and I have done many jobs. Now I live in Bulgaria and the only work I do is tending to my lovely garden when the sun is shining and scribbling away in my big book of writing stuff when it is not.

I may have left it too late in life to become a famous writer or celebrated gardener but I will persevere anyway. These are the things that occupy me in a seemingly effortless and satisfying way.

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The Gaddafi Effect

The story of a magic carpet-ride through Persia - Part Eleven (with photographs, though they're the same photographs as in Part Ten, so you may have seen them before).
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Tea with the Coppersmith

The story of a magic carpet-ride through Persia - Part Ten (with photographs).
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The Man in the Iran Mosque

The story of a magic carpet-ride through Persia - Part Nine.
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The Great Falafel Kerfuffle

The story of a magic carpet-ride through Persia - Part Eight.
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Just Deserts

The story of a magic carpet-ride through Persia - Part Seven.
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561 of my comments have received 584 Great Feedback votes

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Rusty nails

Posted on Sun, 09 Jun 2024

Aww Jenny, I'm really sorry to hear that you're feeling rough and I hope you're quickly feeling better.

A rusty nail, by the way, is the name of a cocktail made from whiskey and Drambuie, so maybe you need to swallow a few more.

It...

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Posted in This Sort of Thing - May 2024 - Three Dart Finish

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Easter Rising

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2024

Poor Alfred. As if careworkers didn't have enough on their plates without having to sort out the Middle East crisis. It says in the Bible somewhere that we should cease working when we get to age fifty, so if Alfred sticks with that he'll be...

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Posted in Alfred Muggins’ Easter Holiday by Alfred N.Muggins

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The webuybooks thing

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2024

Ah, the webuybooks thing! I was surprised to get as much as 50p for some of fhe stuff I was re-homing. Kids books mostly that they left behind when they flew the nest. But some lovely old hardback jobs that my Ma left behind weren't even...

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Posted in Weather

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The Gandhi family

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024

Joan would have been dismayed if Mahatma Gandhi had made the pancakes. Surely that was the work for Mrs Gandhi.But maybe there wasn't a Mrs Gandhi to cook for him, which would explain why he was so thin.

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Posted in The Spice of Life

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The mother-in-law

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024

We have an English friend here who does Sudoku. She admits that sometimes it's a bit of a waste of time but says at least it gives her something to think about while she's talking to her mother-in-law on Skype.

Les Dawson lives on!

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Posted in The Spice of Life

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Curry tales

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024

Ah, thanks Jenny.

Strange that both you and Insert have said that Joan reminds you of your ex-mothers in law. Maybe they were all the same person.

My dad used to love curry but no other adults in the family did and it was assumed...

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Posted in The Spice of Life

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Books like that

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2024

With books like that around, the world has no place for all the artificial intelligence nonsense that's going on.

But will we get to read what appears on its blank pages?

A great idea and a great read.

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Posted in "Book of All Answers"

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Special time of day

Posted on Mon, 27 May 2024

Great words to suit this special time of day. Calming moments.

I really liked your  

A smile to melt the cold stare

of all the hardest days

as that's exactly how the dusk has made me feel down the...

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Brave stories

Posted on Thu, 30 May 2024

But you've probably other experiences to tell Marley about Di. We all live our lives differently. 

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Poor Bob the Grandad

Posted on Thu, 30 May 2024

Apparently Irish people claim that Bob Marley has Irish blood through his father's line but Irish people always claim stuff like that about people, especially if they are a bit poetic or good story tellers. I've read somewhere that Bob's father...

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Posted in Bill or Bob?

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