Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pier Hunting

Pier Hunting. A Big Three Bagged. I am a life member of the Pier Society. I want to see as many  as possible. A few days in Weston super Mare gives me the chance of three Birnbeck,the Grand and Clevedon. … Continue reading

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Swimming for Putney-Weston super Mare

Swimming for Putney-Weston super Mare The pool is at Hutton Moor  Leisure Centre just out of town. One bus an hour, so I took a taxi. The ten minute journey long enough for the Polish born driver to tell me … Continue reading

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Sweet FA

Sweet FA We all use the expression. Some think it stands for F*** All. It doesn’t, it stands for   Fanny Adams. Who I have just discovered was an eight year old who was butchered by Frederick Baker, a 29 year … Continue reading

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Changing Times

Changing Times Ten years ago I retired from being paid. One of my last acts was to buy a top of the range Marks and Spencer’s dark suit. I reckoned that I was moving into the last quarter and there … Continue reading

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First Term

First Term Octavia(4.5) after her success as an angel in the nativity play and  a bridesmaid in aunt Adelaide’s wedding now has had her first report from  Thomas’. Laugh or cry, you pays your money(a lot) and takes your choice. … Continue reading

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Rust of the Soul

Rust of the Soul   When it comes  to films set in New England there are two types. Where the   snow is white and fresh, Thanksgiving dinner is on the way, the folks are middle class, sure there will be … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. While the Putney pool has   cubicles in its ridiculously named mixed changing  village(no Post Office, pub or supermarket),the YMCA has single sex open plan. Which of course means that nudity, or changing in full view … Continue reading

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