Category Archives: Uncategorized

On football . .

From 1972 – 1982, during a golden decade of my youth, Ipswich Town Football Club were in the top league of English and Welsh Football.  We came 2nd twice, 3rd thrice, 4th twice, 6th twice and 12th once (’78 when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coupe de Ville

The car speeds along the freeway.  Chuck’s Coupe DeVille is modern, comfortable and clean.  Mom would approve.  Heck, she did approve.  Least I think she did.  The look of horror on Chuck’s face when he pulled up this morning, Mom … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Starling Lady

Starling Lady I think the birds will miss her most Singing as she pulled the weeds Disturbing insects, snails and seeds A patient robin on a mossy post   The village whispered her name Teabags used and used again ‘til … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The stuff kids say (part two).

So I’m outside my local Coop, having a crafty tin, when this 11-12yo lad walks up to me, calls me “mate”, offers me a quid and asks whether I’ll pop inside and buy him some Rizlas. I can “keep the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The stuff kids say.

Overheard outside my local Co-op. A pair of single-digit-aged children – their exact words (I was so impressed I noted it):   “Don’t you think it’s annoying that, just because you’re kids, adults think it’s alright to cut in front … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The unkindest defence cut of all.

This poem has been credited to a number of people including Pam Ayres. It was in fact written by M.Sig P. I. Fisher [known as Ian or Paddy among other things] during his time at RAF Wyton. Since retiring from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who do you write for?

I posted this comment in response to the same title question at Damyanti’s excellent blog http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/ “I’m not really a writer, but I have had the odd feature and article published in a local magazine.  I have written a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment