Other bits and bobs that don’t fit into any of the other blogging categories.
First published on my old website verso.me.uk back in 2006 Back in the very early eighties perennial kids TV favourite Blue Peter unwittingly started a playground craze that was to last for years. The year was in fact 1981 and was the national year of the disabled. BP used this as their basis for their annual appeal. Each week they updated the appealometer and showed … Continue reading Joey Deacon
I once applied for the vacan managers job at Dellwood Avenue – They never replied Dear Chairman, I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more effective in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Kenyan refugees, I write award-winning operas and manage time … Continue reading F&WFC – Application
Written in 2011 and published on the now defunct Suffolk Sports Forum It’s now four years since the McCanns discovered that their eldest daughter, Madeleine was missing. What actually happened on that fateful night in Portugal we will never know. Did one or both of the McCanns kill her? Did a sick paedophile stumble upon the fact a four year old and 18 month old … Continue reading Maddie McCann
First written on July 14th 2010 and published on The Suffolk Sports Forum It’s sports day time of year and once again the country is divided. Competitive or non-competitive? What a lot of shite. Whose idea was it to introduce non-competitive sports days? It’s political correctness gone mad. I understand that government do-gooders and liberal head teachers claim that taking part in traditional races can … Continue reading Kids Sports Days
This article was written in May 2014 after former pupils wreaked havoc during an open evening School rivalries are a big part of growing up. The current Prime Minister was an old Etonion whilst his deputy was an old Westminster lad. There’s the annual Oxford/Cambridge varsity battles and Harry Potter who went to Hogwarts had rivalries with both Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute. … Continue reading Orwell High School Reunion
I have had a liking for serial killers since the very early 80’s when Peter Sutcliffe and Dennis Nilsen first made the news. It’s hard to explain the fascination. It’s definitely not the blood and gore and I don’t get any pleasure out of people being killed. If I had to nail a reason it would probably be the psyche behind the people. What makes … Continue reading Serial Killers