Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Off The Wall Essays From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

Archive for February 13th, 2019

“Turkey Salad with Mayo Again?!”

Last week I wrote a narrative containing untrustworthy recollections from my senior high schooldays in Low Fell, Gateshead. Within those memories I touched upon a sandwich shop called The Griddle – During my schooldays a ‘go to’ source for midday refreshment. In the 1970s/80s, this Durham Road deli was heavily patronised by Heathfield Senior High School students. A haunt where they sought lunchtime sustenance and distracting from the fact they’d […]

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Barbershop Strop

These days having a hair cut is a fairly straight forward experience. On arrival, I’ll sit in the barbershop waiting area until it’s my turn to don a gown to protect against discarded hair. Once in the chair I’ll relay the style of cut I desire, receive the aforementioned cut, pay and leave the premises. During the above I’ll normally engage in polite conversation with one of the three amiable […]

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