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Traditionally speaking

For some unknown reason I spent a lot of today thinking about ‘the things I don’t do anymore’. Things that don’t seem as important as they undoubtedly and traditionally,were. And it wasn’t as though those things became boring or tedious … Continue reading

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You cannot be serious…?

I just want to thank The Guardian (Saturday) for making me feel better and giving me such a laugh when I was really quite down in the dumps. You cannot be serious..? The paper is usually quite heavy (weight-wise) on … Continue reading

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Bear with me…

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In Praise of Stratford-upon-Avon

Now here’s something you don’t see very often. Me…writing an article in Praise of Stratford upon Avon. Usually, when I’m in FCM (Full Curmudgeon Mode) I complain about anything and everything that takes place, exists etc in this place that … Continue reading

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The late arrival of the new.

For us young kids, the time before the 60’s was a slow elongated, nightmare. We wore our Father’s hand-me-downs, were still on some war rations and listened to George Formby and Vera Lynn. There was a feeling that something was … Continue reading

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Children’s entertainers…love ’em or hate ’em?

Being a dyed in the wool Curmudgeon there’s not a lot that makes me laugh, especially amongst the group best known as, children’s entertainers. However, I was very sad to hear that Barry Chuckle of the Chuckle Brothers had passed … Continue reading

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Probably the most boring post I have ever written. My imaginary survey.

I reckon if I were conducting an imaginary survey about what people find funny, I’m pretty sure that I would find that most people think that the funniest thing ever, is people falling over. If any earth elements are involved … Continue reading

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The price of fame.

Over the years and partly because of the numerous and various jobs I’ve (barely) held, I’ve met quite a lot of ‘famous’ celebrities (actors). And in most of them I have noticed that trying to stay ‘balanced’, i.e. ‘remaining the … Continue reading

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