Calico Jack

Tonight my wallet was emptied, by Calico Jack and his three assistants, Caitlin, Callum and Daniel. Whilst the puppet master Irene (my wife) pulled their strings. They demanded double helping of mozzarella dips, along with a mountain of barbecued chicken…

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Mike at Play

This weekend along with quite a few members of the local G scale brigade, I am at Ingrow Station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway [KWVR]... The KWVR has made us very welcome, providing food and drinks and free rides on…

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Harlow Carr

It was great to meet old friends and chin-wag at this interesting garden. Plenty of colour on display and the daffodils, well enough said. I did however feel that Harlow Carr is getting rather commercial in it's outlook, and in…

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Dementia in a flash

  Confused ? Long forgotten to this moment. A blue flash, passing by. A tear or a smile, for Iv'e lost a word in a gyrating jumble. Cobbed houses, olden days. Pictures of the past. Jumbled surfaces, groaning. Bleeding thoughts.…

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A Day Out

Took the train to Doncaster yesterday to met up with an old friend, then we took a taxi from the station forecourt to an out of town factory. The taxi driver very briefly got lost, so he cut the fare.…

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Weekend

After a fair weekend at Keighley Model Railway Show it was good to relax in my garden today. It should also have been a good day for me to write, but the inspiration seemed not to flow. So instead I potted up…

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Thought for Mothers Day

Metal before medicine, Medals before healing, Money for ammunition, But not for Peace.   Guns before help, Tanks before aid, Fighters before spades, But not before Peace.   Starvation before food, Anger before love, Terror before calmness, But not before me.

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Memories

It's Mother's Day, I am sat in my favourite cafe, it's very busy, staff are earning their wages. Robbies quite restless. And I am remembering family days past, it's good to have good memories to balance the sad ones. Time…

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