Hearing + (Listening and Encouragement) can = Learning

Whether it was the radio or not, ik weet het niet. Surprisingly enough, I think that I had heard most European languages daily before I was five and could imitate quite a few. The trouble started with my father… What with his being in the services for seven years; no wonder he knew so many … More Hearing + (Listening and Encouragement) can = Learning

Finally Made It…

Finally Made It So you get born, you go to school, then you go to work – or university then work – then you work, then you realise that school was better, then you start nightschool, then you carry on working… …then you stand one day with a sandwich and a drink in a strange … More Finally Made It…

A Ride on a Tram

A Ride on a Tram In 1938, Nana and Grandad and my Mother (a child at the time) had one last holiday in Ireland. While they were there, some kind of argument developed. It prompted my Grandfather – never a man to go back on his word – to decide that they were not going … More A Ride on a Tram

A Bristly Topic

How to Cope with Stail Things During the early 21st century, the brush became extinct. What had been a useful and worthy item became less and less seen and known. The last brushes to be observed were stowed upside down on builders’ wagons. The demise of the brush came about because people forgot how to … More A Bristly Topic