Category Archives: linguistics

Flibberlob

Word pretzels. It’s been a while. For a month I have sat on my laurels and not written a word, as thousands upon thousands (don’t take any notice of those figures on the right hand side of my page) of … Continue reading

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Dad Story – Petula Clark

My dad liked telling a story, which may come as a bit of a surprise to you, considering my obvious reticence to follow suit. Now, most of these stories would be told in exact detail, leaving no stone unturned, even … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s 2015

So, here I am in 2016, with a cup of peppermint tea and some yoghurt, fruit and nuts for breakfast, the usual habits of somebody into the second day of January and determined to end the year as a sleek, … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

Wordpretzels, this is a tale of how easy it is to assume that everybody knows what you’re talking about and the nature of global humour. It happened on our holiday in Portugal with Lady Barton St Mary’s extended family, including … Continue reading

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Culinary Panic

Lady Barton St Mary was planning to go shopping in order to cook a meal for tomorrow. However,at 4.30pm, as I was trying to nap under the counters at the back of (almost) voluntary work, she sent me a text. … Continue reading

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Washing Instructions

Wordpretzels, I don’t mean to keep on about it, but I’ve recently returned from a relaxing holiday in Portugal. In Setubal, to be precise, in a lovely 10 bedroom Quinta with 2 kitchens, 2 lounges, 2 dining rooms, a swimming … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s Art Experience

A few weeks ago, Lady Barton St Mary and I visited London, a large city in the south of England full of busy, aggressive people who are constantly angry about having no room to move and insist on paying twice as much … Continue reading

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