Category Archives: Personal

Have you been checked?

Readers will have gathered from the exchange between self and Martin de Kauwe (see Recent Comments) that I am an ex-teacher. In fact I taught History to secondary age boys and sixth formers of both genders for 32 years all … Continue reading

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Lord Paul Dean and Anne Bretherick RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned over the last two days of the deaths of Lord Paul Dean and Anne Bretherick. Both played a very important part in our life in North Somerset in the 1970s. Paul was … Continue reading

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Adult Ed gets good report

It’s rather pleasing that Kingston’s Adult Education service has had a good report from Ofsted. Those that run it are, justifiably, proud of their achievement. We ran a major scrutiny exercise on the service from the Residents Services Overview Panel … Continue reading

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‘News’ of the World

Gasp! Shock!! Horror!!! Three years ago Prince Harry used two naughty words on a private video soundtrack. These words had racial connotations. The ‘News’ of the World is full of it and Sky ‘News’ last night was treating this ‘story’ … Continue reading

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The pleasant part of council work

Last night I was asked to present the awards at School Lane Estate’s gardening tournament for 2008. The residents set out to show what could be done in an estate of maisonettes and sheltered flats to make the environment more … Continue reading

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39 years on

So OK, this is a picture of Daphne and self at someone else’s (much more recent) wedding. But yesterday was the 39th anniversary of our wedding at St, Winefride’s RC church Lymm, Cheshire. Ruby wedding coming up in 12 months. … Continue reading

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