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Gary Strachan

2 kids who've flown the nest, 1 wife whose flown with Jet2. Born at a young age in 1960's Leeds, the author became interested in the literary life when his wife bought him a dog. Having an allergy to dogs, he swapped it for a typewriter. Being unable to train the typewriter to retrieve tennis balls, he reluctantly turned to writing...... Website -

Gore Blimey, A Women MP!

28th November is a notable day for women’s rights. On this day in 1893, New Zealand created history when it became the first nation to allow women to vote. Also on this date in 1919, Lady Astor became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons …….. Although, apparently she required a further weeks training before she’d heel and roll over! Lady Astor wasn’t the first lady to […]

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What’s A Delaware Boy?

Yesterday, Karen excitedly advised me that she’d received an email, from Ticketmaster, advising tickets for singer Adele’s 2016 tour go on sale next week. I haven’t seen her so giddy since I told her last week I’d read her hometown of Birtley, in County Durham, had been nominated in the ‘Town Baths With Best Chlorine Ratio Levels’ category in the North East Chlorine Guild Awards! I’m sure she won’t mind […]

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He’s Got How Many Twitter Followers?!

This is a fictional narrative where the only thing that is true is that it is Thanksgiving Day in America. Piers Morgan is a mere figment of mine and 4 million Twitter followers imagination! Kevin Pietersen is one of the finest batsmen ever to play for England. I don’t know much about Celia Walden, but she is always great on ITV’s Lorraine show! Actually, coming to think of it, my […]

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Oswald & The Magic Bullet

Fifty two years ago yesterday Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged sole killer of the US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was himself murdered in the basement area of a Dallas police station. Oswald was murdered live on TV by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby. NBC viewers watched on as the New Orleanian was shot, whilst the network filmed his scheduled transfer to a county jail. It wasn’t a planned tele-visual […]

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Sat Nursing A Rich Tea

I’m endeavouring to catch the recently released movie The Lady In The Van at some point this week. Based on a memoir of Leeds born writer/performer Alan Bennett, it tells the story of a transient woman who lives in her van on the writers drive in London for 15 years. I was told by an acquaintance, who likes spoiling films for people, that they all die in the end. Thankfully, […]

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On Me Ed..i..son!

  On this day in 1877 Thomas Edison announced his invention that has since brought so joy to many peoples lives in large parts of the world, a quarterpounder with cheese burger! Seriously, though, 138 years ago today, the Ohio born inventor informed the world that he had invented the phonograph; a machine that can record and play sound. Edison’s passions as a youth were reading and experimenting. It meant […]

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