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Divine Guidance or Coincidence? by Toni Scott

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  • June 9, 2011

Before coming to Swanmore, Paul and I lived, for many years, in Woking. It was an agreeable place and, by the time we left, had a large theatre with all the latest bells and whistles. This had the advantage of being in a complex where there were car parks, shops, cinemas, and, at one time, a nightclub. So why did we move? We had both retired; our children and our fathers (who lived with us) had moved on and our house and garden were too large. We were also getting older and in danger of being in a rut. It […]

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These Foolish Things by Paul Scott

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  • April 3, 2011

The Guardian publishes a seven page supplement about San Serriffe, a small republic said to consist of several semi-colon-shaped islands located in the Indian Ocean. Its main islands are called Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse… At a time when Swedish television was still in black and white, a technical expert announces that viewers could watch programmes in colour by pulling a nylon stocking over the screen… The British astronomer Patrick Moore tells people that, due to an unusual planetary alignment that would counteract the effect of gravity, if they jumped in the air at precisely 9.47 am, they would experience […]

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Friendships and Memories by Toni Scott

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  • April 3, 2011

When I was at work, I belonged to the Christian Union. The former members still meet from time to time. Paul and I don’t attend many meetings but when we do, we renew old friendships and reminisce. One summer day, about thirty of us were enjoying a bring-and-share lunch. Two ladies, who at first didn’t seem to know each other, were sitting together when one mentioned Whitchurch, where some of the staff were evacuated during WWII. One of them said, “I remember you. You had the bed in the corner.” “Were we in the same dormitory?” asked the other. “Yes. […]

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It’s not cricket – by Paul Scott

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  • March 25, 2011

A friend of mine was in the bar at Covent Garden Opera House one day, and overheard a man talking to his companion. “My dear fellow,” the man was saying, “you simply must go and see a Test Match! It’s just like a Wagner opera – goes on for days and days, and nothing whatever happens.” Now I’d be the first person to admit that this is very unfair. A great deal happens in Wagner operas, even if it sometimes takes a long time, and cricket can be an exciting and eventful game (look at the recent Ashes series against […]

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