Category Archives: The Director’s Study

Wake up O Sleeper

The ‘call to prayer’ resonated from the local mosque. It was 6.12pm on my watch as I watched with interest as the locals, without question, query or comment, unraveled their prayer-mats and, looking eastward, prostrated themselves. I was impressed by … Continue reading

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From the Director’s Study

“Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it!”  In earlier years, this contemporary proverb, the author of which remains unknown, confused me.  Of course!  When I ask for something, I want to ‘get it’ otherwise I … Continue reading

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A waste of time?

Two and a half hours we sat – stationary on the M62 at junction 10.  I watched as a large incident vehicle, 2 fire engines, 3 ambulances and what I considered to be a disproportionately large number of marked and … Continue reading

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Five for 41

The statistics were enough to secure me a standing ovation and a much coveted place on the Lord’s honours board. The electronic scoreboard reflected the magnanimity of the victory as England clinched the deciding Test and, with it, the Ashes … Continue reading

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Sow seeds for the future!

My optician tells me I suffer from progressive myopia. In layman’s terms, I am short sighted!  I find the use of the word ‘suffer’ somewhat misleading, though, as my ‘condition’ is fully rectified by the use of corrective lenses.  However, … Continue reading

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Don’t hog the middle lane!

This was the instruction that greeted motorists who travelled south on the M56 out of Manchester the week before last.  I found myself giving mental assent.  It’s  probably one the most infuriating occurrences when a ‘middle lane hogger’ dilly dallies … Continue reading

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Please don’t feed the seagulls!

We heeded the request as we ate our sandwiches sitting on the quay of Conway Harbour, enjoying the idyllic setting on a chilly yet beautiful early spring day.  All seemed well when, quite unexpectedly, and without warning, a seagull swooped … Continue reading

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The Big Freeze

Bless the Lord, O my soul!… Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.”   (Psalm 104:1, 4 – NKJV) At the time of writing, the UK remains in the grip of “The Big Freeze” as Siberian weather … Continue reading

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