Category Archives: ageing

Eye Eye – We Have Contact

As a football referee, I finally had to give in to the helpful advice given to me by friendly spectators on a weekly basis and take a trip to SpecSavers, the opticians. My long vision has been deteriorating as I … Continue reading

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I Gave My Tonsils for an Action Man

Medical science, as you may well know, has a tendency to follow trends from time to time. It’s always based on what they know at the time, but tends to change as time passes. For example, when I was a … Continue reading

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God Only Knows How He’s Lived for This Long – Brian Wilson at The Birmingham Symphony Hall

Yet another trip out for myself, Lady Barton St Mary and her brother Drew, this time a return to The Birmingham Symphony Hall to see another ‘legend’ in the world of popular music, Brian Wilson. For those of you uninitiated … Continue reading

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It’s Started 2

An after school family learning session with parents and children. One little girl finishes what she’s doing ahead of her little brother. “Can I do a drawing?” she asks. “Of course,” I reply, “there’s some colouring pencils and paper in … Continue reading

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Heil Hamstring

Wordpretzels, some of you may be aware that as well as being a runner, I am also a qualified football (soccer) referee, which means for 8 months of the year I spend my Saturday mornings and afternoons running around outside … Continue reading

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It’s Started…

Leaving the supermarket and walking to my car, I answer a call on my mobile. “Hello? It’s Blessing. I wanted some advice on my essay,” says the voice on the other end of the line; one of my student tutors. I … Continue reading

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Kitchen Football

Whilst returning some suitcases to our garage at Randall Towers the other day, I had a cursory look at some of the other stuff we store on the upper floor. Some cricket gear, photographs, Christmas decorations, a box with 00 gauge rail … Continue reading

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