Category Archives: Stories of my life

Harry Potter and The Black Swan Inn, Gweek.

Foreword: I’ve had such fun with this post and all the ensuing chats with the lovely people of Gweek, and I am reliably informed that this pub is now under new ownership, and is being run by the best people … Continue reading

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Thank you for my life, unknown man.

There was a feature on the radio this morning where listeners were invited to express gratitude to people who’d done splendid things for them and who they’d never had an opportunity to thank. As I listened to a man thanking … Continue reading

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Feminism: Wrestling with my Ambivalence

SWEARING ALERT: If you are sensitive to any particular arrangements of letters, don’t read the conversation bit at the end. If  push came to shove I would identify as “feminist”, but I am very wary of some of the ways … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

UNIQUE. That’s a difficult one. If I’m honest, I’m with Chuck Palahniuk when he has Tyler Durden say, “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love (and more words than there should be)

We’re not a family that talks about love much. That doesn’t mean we don’t feel it – not at all – just that declarations of love can seem a bit insincere to our oh-so-British ears. This is particularly so when … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012

This has been an interesting photo challenge. Interesting for me, that is, not you, my poor visitor. It can’t be very interesting for you to have to sit through people-you-don’t-know’s years. Especially since people tend only to take photos of … Continue reading

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Thank you, panic attack.

My panic attack was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. Humans have this capacity to carry on in horrible situations for unlimited quantities of time unless something forces them to stop. I was unhappy in my job, … Continue reading

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