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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE – WEEK FOUR

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It’s a glorious early July Monday afternoon, and all is well in the world of Richie Malone. And although I don’t know it, they’re about to get even better in a totally unexpected way. I’ve just had a meeting with … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE

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WEEK THREE. Amigos, Richie’s Facebook page seems to have been deleted and he has asked me to share his blog with you on my website because, while he’s great at many things, technology is a bloody nightmare for him. UNDER … Continue reading

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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF RICHIE MALONE

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WEEK TWO As Richie is still unable to re-boot his Facebook page he has again asked me to post his blog. Yeah … no problem, Richie … just don’t make it a regular occurrence! Okay, let’s get the soccer out … Continue reading

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PANDEMIC ROAD TRIP, PART ONE

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Pandemics, it would seem, are a good time to travel. In a previous blog, I told you how the cascade of air travel had calmed to a trickle and how the hustle of airports had faded to an almost sepulchral … Continue reading

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THE LIONS, THE BOOK AND THE WARDROBE

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There, that got your attention, didn’t it? Okay, hands up – there’s nothing about a wardrobe in this blog, but it sounded good. This blog is about two totally contrasting issues – my new book, Saving Dave, and the selection … Continue reading

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My Inspiration for SAVING DAVE

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What inspired me to write Saving Dave? Next week I have an interview with Hannah Murray. Hannah hosts a programme called The Book Show on Radio Talk Europe, and last interviewed me back in October 2019, when Losing The Plot … Continue reading

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Saving Dave, and the ten positivos of COVID

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It’s a long time since I last blogged. Of course, to many of you the silence may have been golden, but with an “event horizon” looming close, it’s time to put finger to keyboard once again. And what, you may … Continue reading

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SPOT BLOG SPOT

I had to take Spot for a walk. It had become so big I could almost put a lead on it. ‘Oh querida!’ exclaims the pharmacist. ‘Que terrible!’ ‘Yes, it is terrible,’ I reply. ‘What is it?’ ‘I’d rather hoped … Continue reading

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Who’s Got The Biggest One? Vocabulary, that is.

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The other day, I had an interesting debate with some of my advanced students about who’s got the biggest one … vocabulary, that is. English naturally, I inform them and I am immediately challenged on this. One of my students … Continue reading

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Four Things That Need to Happen to Improve the 6N

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I’ve not blogged about anything other than the Chinese flu for while, and we’ve all had enough if that, haven’t we? So what else is there to talk about? Brexit? Ditto my comment above. Anyone got any ideas? Oh yeah … Continue reading

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