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And Through the Square Window by Jack Scott

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
red-cherry-picker   We live in a quiet city street, a no-through road. The Weaver’s cottage stands alone in a sea of offices and sheltered housing schemes; worker bees and old folk live in perfect harmony. We get footfall but very little traffic. Then one day, the peace was breached by a pincer movement of mechanical cherry ...

‘Life in the Old Blog Yet’ by Jack Scott

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
art-of-blogging (1) These days, I think I know a thing or two about this blogging lark but when I started in 2010, I hadn’t a clue. I learned the trade the hard way, through trial and error. It was a trial and there were loads of errors. Mine was a solitary journey. I did quite well for ...

Gorillas in Our Midst by Jack Scott

On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
gorillas   We got back from holiday to face an invasion of psychedelic gorillas. I thought someone had slipped some acid in my gin and I was tripping the light fantastic. Don’t fret, I haven’t taken to class A drugs and mugging old Norfolk broads to feed a nasty habit. Not yet anyway. Looking like the ...

From Little Acorns… by Jack Scott

On Saturday, July 6th, 2013
VLUU L200  / Samsung L200 Once upon a time in another life,  this seasoned old cynic met and fell for a handsome young man with razor-sharp wit and a glorious smile. His name was John. We collided in a long-gone dive in Earls Court called the Copacabana. He stayed the night and never left. Eight years in to our fine ...

Pillow Talk by Jack Scott

On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
pillow-talk I’m struggling just a little to give up the dreaded weed (okay, I’m struggling a lot). Most of the time I bear my cross with the help of nicotine patches as my tobacco crutches. But, an evening on the Devil’s brew at the local ale house invariably sees me falling off the wagon: a relapse ...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

On Saturday, April 20th, 2013
the-best-exotic-marigold-hotel I wanted to see ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ when it was released in 2012. It’s my kind of film but not the kind that got a screening at the plush cinema in Bodrum which tended to focus on Hollywood blockbusters, more’s the pity. We could have lifted a dodgy download from the enterprising Low ...

James Dowdall, RIP by Jack Scott

On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
James Dowdall, Torch Bearer
Image courtesy of Robert Hayes It’s curious how extended families, so close in childhood days, can grow slowly apart as children age and move on. I guess it’s related to our modern existence of social mobility, dispersal and transience. My own family is a case in point. When I was growing up, my mother and her siblings were very chummy ...

Stop Press! by Jack Scott

On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
9781904881643-Perking the Pansies COVER.indd So far, the start of spring has been a nipple-hardening affair. Wild March winds are whistling across the East Anglian flatlands and snow flurries swirl around the daffodils. Thank God for central heating and high tog duvets. March has also been remarkable for a flurry of activity for Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move ...

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