Category Archives: Bad Things

Dear John

As I sit here, a couple of days before we say our final goodbyes, I wanted to let you know the things I’ll miss about you: I’ll miss the hearty greetings, such as “Richard! How are you my friend?” (Actually, … Continue reading

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This might be the hardest post I have had to write

This might be the hardest post I have had to write. A few years ago, a very strange advert appeared in the Law Society Gazette. It is the free magazine sent to all solicitors every week, whether they want it … Continue reading

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Crashing – Part Two

Having written on Wednesday about my first major bike crash, it won’t surprise you to know that there was a second. In fact, this was the accident which led me away from cycling everywhere and into a sedate life of … Continue reading

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Crashing – Part 1

I’ve mentioned before that, until I was 19, my family didn’t own a car and that I therefore cycled most places. Of course, this meant that I occasionally fell off my bike. Most of the time I didn’t actually hurt … Continue reading

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4 August 1982

Wed Aug IV Did some shopping. Had lunch at McD’s. P.m. went on a coach trip to the JURONG BIRD PARK I love the fact that we took the safe catering option for lunch. I’m still highly embarrassed, though, that … Continue reading

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2 August 1982

Mon Aug II The final hours. Mrs P was in fine form e.g. late as usual + Dr Scott couldn’t find the house. Not a great start. Then high winds and rain ment we set off 1/2 an hr late. … Continue reading

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5 July 1982

Mon Jul V Ws says we can’t have a late start tomorrow even though TVNZ are showing England-Spain As a child, you like decisions to be clear-cut. You want to either like the decision, or to hate it. You don’t … Continue reading

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