Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ferrules

Ferrules. Yes that’s my subject for discussion this week. Ferrules. Now for those of you lacking a classical education, a ferrule is a rubber foot, as used on a walking cane, or in my case, as a protective tip to … Continue reading

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Fattism

There’s no doubt about it, I’m a big lad. When I was first diagnosed as diabetic I was advised to lose weight. Don’t worry, said the nurse, you’ll still be funny. She meant it nicely, otherwise I could have done … Continue reading

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Cough

My friend considers it the height of rudeness when one is suffering from some winter bug or other and someone says ‘Oh, yes, I had that. I was in bed for days!’ They seem to be sympathising but, according to … Continue reading

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German Jokers

I have a friend who plays French horn in the Munich Philharmonic no less. He smuggles me into concerts when I’m down that way. He used to bring his stratospherically talented mates in the brass section to see the Natural … Continue reading

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