Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category


Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The young man was sixteen years old and owned a rather aged Royal Enfield Ensign motorcycle. It was 1963 and the bike, which had been manufactured ten or maybe fifteen years earlier, was a 150 cc two stroke. One evening he was sitting on the rather unimpressive machine, outside a pub called the Elm Park […]


Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The young woman was duo for an interview at U.C.L. so she asked her father if he would go with her, at least as far as the university gates. He agreed and, as it was during the school holidays, he decided to take her fourteen year old brother. The three intrepid travellers arrived at the […]


Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The young boy was on holiday with his parents. They were camping. A popular pastimes in the nineteen fifties. This year they were at Durdle Door, in an, apparently, endless field on top of the cliffs, just above the Door itself. The weather was quite good, for a British summer, and the child was having […]

The Fossil

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

The man, his wife, daughter and son were on holiday in Wales. That is South Wales, Merthyr Tydfil to be precise, they were visiting the mans cousin and discussing fossils. “Fossils? The cousins husband asked, “there’s plenty of those near here.” The family exchanged looks of extreme interest and after a rather short and excited […]


Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The family had been chatting happily when it occurred to the young lady to ask a question vaguely related to the conversation. She looked at her father, smiled, in a very mischevious fashion. “Dad?” she asked, “have you ever been kissed by a man?” He raised his eyebrows and stared at the ceiling for a […]


Friday, March 17th, 2017

“I think we shall go to Sevenoaks today,” the dad said.The boy, whom this tale is about, grinned happily,for he knew he would walk in the forest and around the lake. If he could find a stick he would poke ferns and behead stinging nettles. Mum, dad and small boy packed drinks and sandwiches in […]


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The old man was invited to the launch of Terry Pratchett’s last book The Shepherd’s Crown. He, his daughter, granddaughter and his daughters friend were going to spend the night in a small hotel after they had been to the launch. So naturally they met at the hotel and changed into the clothes they would […]


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The man, his wife and daughter were on holiday and part of it was at Clacton. They They met a few more members of their family and set off for the beach. His brother-in-law had, thoughtfully, brought an inflatable dinghy and a rather large outboard motor with him. They conveyed the water transport, lunch, wet […]


Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

I was watching breakfast television this morning when I heard a woman say that some children have more taste buds on their tongues than others. Apparently this causes some children to not like certain vegetables, they demonstrated this by feeding the victims kale. The pained expressions on their little faces said it all. Then the […]


Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The boy was about ten years old and he was looking forward to Guy Fawks night. In nineteen fifty seven Britain fireworks were only enjoyed once a year, along with a bonfire. Two weeks and a few odd days before fireworks night he accompanied his father to the tiny shop in Horchurch which normally sold […]