Monthly Archives: June 2013

The House of Rufus

I took on my first job while I was still at school working for a local family owned shoe repair business. My duties were to cycle around specific routes on specific days returning repaired shoes to their owners, collecting payment … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot 2013 – Day 1 – 18th June 2013

My selections for the first day of this fantastic Royal meeting will be in ‘The St James’s Palace Stakes’ for three year old colts run over a distance of 1 mile on conditions described as ‘Good’. First prize is a … Continue reading

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Yeovil Somerset 11th and 12th June 2013

My study plans over these two days suffered a double thwarting. One was expected and the other was not. The first thwarting was that before I arrived in Sherborne in Dorset I knew that the library closed at lunchtimes on … Continue reading

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Better the devil you know……………………….

I was told this story several years ago by a director I was working for when we were closing down a company. Back in the days when small islands in the Aegean Sea were individual states and principalities there was … Continue reading

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Seven days to 8th June 1013

The last seven days started on Sunday 2nd June 2013 at nearly five in the morning when the fire alarms in a hotel we were staying in were activated by a guest smoking in their room. The human contents of … Continue reading

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Memories – The Lake and the Seagull

It probably happened in the summers of 1961 or 1962.  I am certain it was either of those two years because the following year, as it was our last summer in Canada, we spent three weeks visiting relatives and friends … Continue reading

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