Category Archives: war

20/08/16 What if…?

I could have avoided eye contact with the er…brightly dressed, broad smiling, curly headed young (er than me) man who bounced in front of me at the motorway service station on the M6 on Thursday.  I could have body swerved … Continue reading

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29/01/15 ‘Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.’ Martin Luther King Jr.

In an attempt to get back to my racing snake physique (?), I’ve taken to wandering the streets of Ilmington. I’ve got a circuit that’s just shy of a mile, so I do 6 laps at a time – roughly … Continue reading

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10/10/14 Grant Shapps – Who gave you my email address?

Grant, lovely though it was to receive your email today, I can only wonder how on earth you got my 2 week old email address. Thanks for the side splitting, though overused joke, ‘When you go to bed with Nigel … Continue reading

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22/07/14 Joint Enterprise – are we all culpable?

The law of Joint Enterprise or Common Purpose came under close scrutiny in a recent TV crime drama by Jimmy McGovern. Don’t worry, just because I buggered my knee, I haven’t decided to try my hand at TV reviews…but have … Continue reading

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07/06/14 What are we gonna do now? What are we…

June the 7th, 2014, walk a mile hits the road again just outside Caernarfon. But what does that mean? On a personal level it means a bald middle aged ex social worker with a mental health problem, carrying more weight … Continue reading

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25/2/14 Another Country

Water, water everywhere… The other week I was watching question time on the BBC, enjoying the spectacle of the locals of Scunthorpe ripping into the panel, the media and the government. Why? What was their beef? They’d identified, quite rightly, … Continue reading

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19/11/13 Where to start…where to start?

Sometimes it feels like war – it feels like there are groups of people in power or in powerful or privileged positions who are deliberately, wilfully, getting it wrong time and again… To what end? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. I … Continue reading

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23/02/13 The Road to Workington…

I’m a fan of the cycle path – and I love the look of wind turbines – imagine my delight then when both my penchants were indulged pretty much all the way to this West Cumbrian town. Nerd. I’d had … Continue reading

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04/02/13 Quite Interesting

A short time ago a good friend of mine drew my attention to a Quite Interesting fact in the book of the same name. The fact related to the Falklands war. During the conflict 255 servicemen lost their lives. Since … Continue reading

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