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Archive for March 17th, 2017

Name Tag Mysteries

During a wardrobe de-clutter this afternoon, I stumbled upon an old cable knit cricket sweater I used to adorn in the late 1970’s, when playing for Gateshead Fell junior cricket team. The item of clothing in question is a woollen jumper skilfully produced from a cable and twist pattern by my mater (Maggie). I realise you won’t have a clue what that means (I chuffing don’t!), but trust me the […]

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Dear Gary……

Occasionally my wife displays a quirky side that, although unintentional, never fails to amuse. Be this the sporadic misnaming of celebrities, the naive innocence about certain ‘near the knuckle’ subjects or just an ill thought out, but nevertheless humourous, question. This morning she gave a perfect example of the latter as we sat discussing the subject of my blog today. The incident in question took place as we sat in the waiting […]

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