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Archive for November 6th, 2017

Careers Advice 1970’s Style

Yesterday I wrote of a memory from my schooldays which resulted in receiving several pieces of very encouraging feedback. In fact one friend went as far as saying “I’ve just read your blog, Gary. Any chance I can borrow a tin of soup?” Buoyed by this positive critique, I thought I’d try recollect further memories from around that time. As my comprehensive school education headed towards it’s conclusion in the late 1970’s, if […]

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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

I write this on the evening of a Sunday 5th November. An unremarkable day thus far where my existential contributions have been penning a daily blog, along with a colder than expected afternoon of autumnal garden maintenance. The quiet ambience of the day has recently acquiesced to an unpleasant din, a consequence of the intermittent sounds of boom, boom emanating from outside. A recurring cacophony that is really starting to do my head in……… It’s the last time I’m inviting Basil Brush to […]

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