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I’ve been a bit tardy

Anybody with anything useful to add pls give Pel a helping hand on this thread that’s just about to fall off the bottom of the front page. Advertisements

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The Apocryphal Cheltenham Story

Every year you hear a version of it, but the fact that Cornelius Lysaght came out with it on the BBC Radio about an hour ago (13.00 BST) does tend to frank the form over and above the time I … Continue reading

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Someone is Older and More Stokeish

today, if that were even possible.

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The chances of night school

I’ve been leading, or tutoring, a Creative Writing workshop the last two Tuesday nights and there are four more to come. After the first week two of the original twelve dropped out and a new member arrived. The new member … Continue reading

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Taps pen, scratches head

More stuff about the BBC? It doesn’t seem very popular: even Old Stokie can’t be bothered to come along and witter on. Perhaps I’ll bring up his comment about what happened when he came up before the beak as below, … Continue reading

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But it would have been nice to be asked

This is what I overheard someone say at the bus stop as they explained that they hadn’t been invited to do something they didn’t want to do. I knew what they meant, I mean, who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to … Continue reading

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#friday poem

My friend Ruth Selwyn-Crome, whom I met by being an RLF fellow, has a habit of sending out occasional Friday Poems; they’re always a welcome ping in the inbox; this one is very good and very charming, I thonk. Ruth … Continue reading

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