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Turning Fifty

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The year is 1997 And I am twenty five years old. I drive my car on the Saturday evening involved over to the cricket club near Croydon where the fiftieth birthday party is taking place.  I have a card and present which I’d wrapped at the last minute stuck on the seat next to me. […]

The decline of popular music

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A vivid childhood memory that I have when I was 11 years old, is coming home from school in the winter just as it was getting dark around 4pm, and coming home to my mum. She would make me a tea, and as a pre-dinner snack we would quite often have some Bovril on toast […]

Winning and Losing 2009

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Once more, it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”, which means I do this: Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to look back on my birthday on the pluses and minuses of the last twelve months – and compile a little life balance […]

Winning and Losing 2008

Monday, August 18th, 2008

So it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”. Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to look back on my birthday on the pluses and minuses of the last twelve months – and compile a little life balance sheet just to see whether I’m […]

Winning and Losing 2007

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

So it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”. Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to do this every year. So it’s time again to compile a little life balance sheet just to see whether I’m still making progress to me over what’s happened […]

Winning and Losing 2006

Friday, August 18th, 2006

So it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”. Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to do this every year. The other day, I made a list of what I’d done on previous birthdays in my life, and for various reasons, I could initially […]

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