Category Archives: true story

“You’ll just die…

…a drunk boung in the park, like all the others,” he roared. “I don’t know why I bother.” He stormed over to the door and wrenched it open, screaming as he did so – spittle flying from his mouth: “Get … Continue reading

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The morning that I turned 21…

… saw me scrunched up in the front of a white Ford panel-van, sporting a self-inflicted head-ache, better suited to the skull of an African elephant!  I was in the final stages of my sparky’s (electrician’s) apprenticeship and was on my … Continue reading

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When’s the last time…

… you gave in to that secret ‘kidlet’ part of you, the part often buried deep down inside your ‘adult’ body?  I’ve just ‘tripped over’ the Red Swing Project Podcast, thanks to the our very own Bernadette Young and the … Continue reading

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