Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mr & Mme Davey – Part Two

Last Wednesday, I began the story of the two most inept teachers it was ever my sorry misfortune to encounter, and I told you about Mme Davey. Today, we turn to her husband. The Daveys always put me in mind … Continue reading

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Gran

Tomorrow would have been my Gran’s 89th birthday. I always have the feeling that my grandparents all died too young, even though they all lived to be between 74 and 83. And I guess that nowadays, those are not such … Continue reading

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Mr & Mme Davey – Part One

Over the course of my education, I was lucky enough to have some wonderful teachers. Some were manifestly great and truly inspirational, such as Mr Tedstone and Dr Smith. Some, like Mr Harris, had an influence which I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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If We All Spit Together…

Some of you may remember Spitting Image. It was a satirical puppet show back in the 1980s, famous for lampooning Margaret Thatcher as a man, John Major as a grey man obsessed with peas, and just about every other politician … Continue reading

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Karen

Continuing Wednesday’s theme of my sisters’ birthdays, I now turn to the elder of my two little sisters, Karen. Karen arrived when I was only two years old. Initially, I was underwhelmed. With precocious prescience, she arrived with a gift … Continue reading

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Lisa

Both of my sisters have birthdays this week. As a family, we long ago decided against giving one another birthday presents. Well, I say ‘decided’, what I really mean is that I told them I wasn’t doing birthday and Christmas … Continue reading

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Escaping Booker

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my worst job ever I didn’t tell you how I got out of it, though. It was perhaps the first time that I realised the benefit of keeping in touch with people. … Continue reading

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