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Inspiring Children to Read and Write

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The Invincible Black Arrows

A short story from my early days. Some of it is made up to add a little colour. Some of it is simply mis-remembered. Most of it is true. Our school banned football! Can you imagine? We couldn’t believe it. … Continue reading

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Wow! WaW – What a Week!

Originally posted on Thoughts by Mello-Elo:
A while back I used to write a post called Saturday Confessions; it was a way of opening up and sharing things I had never shared with anyone else; kind of releasing the inner…

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Review: The Boy with No Shoes

The Boy with No Shoes by William Horwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brilliantly narrated Reading my way through this book was like walking through a hall of mirrors at a fairground. Every turn revealed a new reflection of … Continue reading

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First Days

Lots of my friends have been posting photos of their children on their first days at their new schools. I just posted a couple of my first day as HMS Conway, which was exactly 47 years ago today on 9th … Continue reading

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New Chums – HMS Conway – 9/9/69

Exactly 47 years ago today, I arrived at HMS Conway, next to the Menai Strait and close to the infamous village of Lllanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or Llanfair PG as we preferred to call it. This was where I completed my final five … Continue reading

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Review: Speak Swahili, Dammit!

Speak Swahili, Dammit! by James Penhaligon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found that I was able to relate to so much in this autobiographical account of Jimu’s childhood. Being about five years younger than the author and having … Continue reading

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