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Ushaw Moor On The Net

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Part of the art of using the internet is being able to recognise quality and spot rubbish. Sometimes it is easy – you might appreciate academic credentials and recognise impressive bibliographies, on the other hand……

We can tuck into Deerness Comprehensive on Facebook or something called Ushaw Moor Legends. If you do make a meal of it do not be surprised if you develop an upset tummy. Or put another way: If u do make…..

In the past the village has been warned about aliens, examined under a famous detective’s microscope and even a Durham University students’ club has mangled the village’s history. 

Still all publicity is good publicity [they say].

WB

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Categories: Memories

Innocence – A Viewpoint

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Childhood innocence is ofcourse the overture to adulthood and it has its plus points. The brain of a child is usually less clogged up with unimportant and often unnecessary detail:  is is generally more sensitive to the planet and often has superior abilities that enhance the power to observe, touch, smell and even listen. Bluebells, honeysuckle, butterflies  and the smell of the colliery locomotive are unforgettable. The smell of the  pit ponies stalls is equally memorable. I never had a problem with the netty and sex was not on the radar.

Adults can recover from their silly mental preoccupations. There is hope. The smell of wallflowers – unless they are ill and tired wallflowers – is utterly fantastic even to grumpy man. The feel and smell of early autumn is uplifting, as is the bodily reward for exercise in the garden –  far better than getting bloated and constipated in some foreign suntrap.

 

WB

Categories: Memories