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Nostalgia

The Wrong ‘Un

One of the pages within my website menu is Cricketing Yarns.  A literary portal containing a series of partly fictional and unreliable tales from my club cricketing career. Although now […]

Boxing Clever

As a fledgling cricketer learning the game at Gateshead Fell cricket club (GFCC), it soon became apparent that certain knowledge voids about the game had to be filled sooner rather […]
Boxing Clever

BACS To The Future

A couple of days in Bedfordshire with two long-term mates, has meant nostalgia, beer, Thai curry and pizza have been my metaphorical weekend mistresses. I first met these amiable chaps in 1983 when I started working at British […]
BACS To The Future

“Here Is A Box…..”

Within the confines of casa Strachan is a large storage box. Unlike the musical box in 1970’s time-lapse animation kids show Camberwick Green, this particular treasure trove is bereft of an enclosed secret. A particular childhood favourite […]
“Here Is A Box…..”

The Crowd Went Wild!

During the last few months, I’ve occasionally penned about times as a fledgling cricketer in my teens/early 20’s, playing at Gateshead Fell Cricket Club. These unreliable memories started with Tales From The Scoreboard […]
The Crowd Went Wild!

The Human Money Box

Yesterday, I wrote of a whimsical journey back in time, courtesy of discoveries made during a tidy of my mother’s garage. Not only did this unearthing of books and effects from my childhood take […]
The Human Money Box

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 […]

All Roads Lead To Rome

An old geography teacher of mine once taught “All roads lead to Rome!” Who am I to disagree with Mr Hanson, but that’s not what my GPS (Sat Nav) is […]

iBobbing for Apples

Tonight, All Hallows’ Evening will be celebrated in a number of countries around the globe. A time of fancy dress, imaginatively sculptured pumpkins and hyper kids not sleeping after eating […]