Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cold Feet?

I don’t own a pair of socks, and although I have many pairs of shoes, I prefer my feet to be bare when I am in the house. This won’t do in Armenia, where I now know people always wear … Continue reading

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Sweet Sorrow

The Curly Wurly, thin in its wrapper, looked pliant and chewy, just like a real one. The Turkish delight, made in felt, had the flaccid appearance of the actual chocolate bar. The Sherbet dip’s stem stood at exactly the right length, and the … Continue reading

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Mother of Parliament: Thank You to Dame Rosie Winterton

Dame Rosie Winterton DBE has been relieved of her duties as the Labour Party’s Chief Whip in the latest cabinet reshuffle. She has held the position for six years, holding Labour MP’s together (at least on the floor of the … Continue reading

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Merrily they roll along…

  The elderly and infirm in Watchet, Somerset know how to have a good time. Do you need a license for one of those? 

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Why Armenia?

My sister fears that I will spend my old age gibbering incontinently in her outhouse. My decision to leave the world of employment in favour of two years unpaid in Armenia has caused her to sputter more than usually loudly … Continue reading

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Ungroomed for good effect

For Eileen Hughes, Kitty Barrett and Allen Rodriguez–and everyone else living with dementia. I am now a world record holder in a field event. Look out for me in the next Guinness Book of Records, under S for scarecrow. I … Continue reading

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