Category Archives: present

In search of lost time

When we moved into our current house, we moved a number of boxes in the attic. Some were genuinely for long-term storage—brass nonsenses originally collected by my parents do I suppose count as heirlooms—but others were a manifestation of that … Continue reading

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Helping out a badass in need

My granddad is nearly ninety. He was a badass in the Second World War, and I love him. He joined the 24th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery when he was 17. Not long after, he found himself on the … Continue reading

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Where am I?

This week I’ll be attending as many literary things as I’m able. If anyone’s interested in meeting up, then feel free: my vanity domain now has an odious Twitter window on it which I’ll try to update with my whereabouts … Continue reading

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Auntie Spam

My Grandad sent me a card. Twice. I noticed that the envelope for the second had my auntie’s handwriting on it, so was able to sketch out the whole scenario out before ringing my mum, only really to confirm the … Continue reading

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The morning before

At this time of year, and with my work hours, the days feel oddly symmetrical. People with more sensible days would only experience this after British Summertime, and then the effect is diminished. Especially on Fridays, when I leave work … Continue reading

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