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Beige Age

People ask me how I fill my time now I’m retired. I usually answer that that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. But before they nod sagely at that … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour

Ever since The Beatles’ famous psychedelic outing I’ve been fascinated by magical mystery tours. Taking an audience on a journey with surprises around every corner is something I really enjoy organising, and believe me, I’ve helped organise a few in … Continue reading

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Funny Foreigners

Laughing at Johnny Foreigner has long been a staple of British humour.  In these days of political correctness and, hopefully, a more caring society, most comedians avoid the subject like the proverbial. Unless of course they are making fun of … Continue reading

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Pants

Did you read about that woman who’s made a fortune out of several volumes on how to declutter? You’ll find her works in the same bookshop section as those tomes extolling towel folding as a constructive and mindful pastime, when … Continue reading

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Forum Frolics

With apologies to the well-known phrase, a funny thing is on the way to the Forum. The announcement that Paul Merton and his Impro Chums are appearing at Bath Comedy Festival’s opening night on April 1st, is great news. If … Continue reading

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Embarassment

In the good old days of the BBC Light Programme there was a series called Have a Go in which Wilfred Pickles and his wife Mabel would visit a different village hall each week and get old age pensioners to … Continue reading

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Worry

People worry me. People who drop litter. People who don’t bother to vote. People crossing roads who stare at their mobile phones instead of at me when I am haring towards them on my bike. People who don’t have their … Continue reading

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