Category Archives: Friends

Schoolyard Penis Seen From Space

Couldn’t resist posting this headline. Two 11 year old pupils who drew a giant penis on a school lawn using weed killer two years ago can still admire their work from satellite photos now posted on the internet. Now that’s … Continue reading

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Shez – Hero of the English Language

Hey Shez – here’s that poem (circa 1983) I found in a box at Christmas! And for those finding it a little difficult to read: English English is a language, A language of the past A series of old words … Continue reading

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Dave Challens – 30 Today

Star of stage and screen (extra in BBC's Pickwick Papers and Casualty), Dave Challens celebrates his 30th birthday today. This is my favourite picture of him, playing Constable Ping alongside brother Steve, as the Windsor Davies like Constable Pong, in … Continue reading

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Photo nightmares

Bruce highlighting the joys of stock photography prompted me to muse on the mid numbing deployment of photos in your average public sector press release or “magazine”. You know the ones. Five nervous looking people, plus one borderline maniac, standing … Continue reading

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High Flying Adored

Thanks to Bruce for being the dude with the camera when we all met up in the Queen's Head (Redditch) last week. More photos and the full story of the big night out on his site. Bruce notes that Shez's … Continue reading

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Mike Cockburn

Mike, co-founder (with Lynne) of TIE died as a result of cancer of the liver just after New Year. He was a charming and caring man, and a lot of people miss him very much. There ‘s no eulogy here, … Continue reading

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Super Suburban Shez

After recently getting back in touch with my old friend Bruce, I met up with another long lost good friend – Shez – last week. It had been a lot longer since I last saw him. I seem to remember … Continue reading

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No nostalgia please…

A few months ago I met up with an old friend, Bruce, after a few years without any contact. I kind of knew where he was, somewhere near Birmingham, but didn’t have a telephone number or email address. I just … Continue reading

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