Why I love school half-term

There’s something magical about making the trip to work on the first day of half-term. Suddenly, the roads are clear of 90% of traffic. The pavements are clear of another 50% of pedestrians. The trains are clear of another 20% of commuters. All in all, an exceptionally pleasurable experience on a crisp, sunny October morning. Shame it only lasts a […]

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What you see through a front-room window

I was walking home the other night from the chip shop and couldn’t help spotting a TV flickering through someone’s front-room window. It was one of those 95-inch screen jobbies that you can see from space, so I was hardly snooping… anyway, that’s by the by. Who should I see on screen but my former History teacher from school. And […]

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