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Voting for Tomorrow

DEAR Granddaughters, Lots of us grown-ups will be doing something a bit silly tomorrow. We will go into a building in a nearby street and be given a piece of paper. We will take the piece of paper over to … Continue reading

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Raindrops keep falling

Saturday 4th August 2012 “DUCK coming, Gappadee. Me feed it.” We have bird seed, in a plastic bag. The young mallards are unimpressed, as if demanding bread: a junk-food diet fed by our appetite for anthropomorphism. “Don’t worry, they’re all … Continue reading

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Degrees of difficulty

Monday 21st May 2012 DAFT and entirely self-centred, but I set the alarm to make sure I was at the desk ready to start writing at 9.30 this morning. Turn over the paper and begin: the first of several to … Continue reading

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Up, soon to be updated

Sunday 29th April 2012 56 UP will be broadcast on television next month, giving us an eighth look at the lives of a group of people director Michael Apted has been following since they were seven-year-olds. The series came top … Continue reading

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The walking week: I

Sunday 25th March 2012 I FOR… ivy, infinity and interwoven. Jo and I wrote Still Kicking together; performed it in garden sheds and other small venues, two summers ago. There were songs, poems, characters representing who we might have been, … Continue reading

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A global playground

Tuesday 28th February 2012 LOTS going on: Occupy evicted from St Paul’s; new tabloid launched by evil Moloch; appalling bloodshed in Syria; Lansley possibly facing deserved comeuppance; Spurs wobbling. Good job we’ve got an extra day this month, to help … Continue reading

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Some silly stories

Monday 27th February 2012 WISH I didn’t need an hour in the morning to get going: bathroom, tea, cigarette, bathroom, dress, porridge or banana, coffee. That means a 5.45am alarm in order to catch the bus to Swindon in order … Continue reading

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