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Semi-Understood: Some Explanations of the Semi-Colon Reviewed (Part 2 of 3 blogs on the semi-colon)

In my previous blog, I pointed out that the semi-colon is a victim of much derision. I argued that this was partly because it is so misunderstood. 2,742 more words

Grammar Explorations

The Semi-Colon - Part 1: What has it done to deserve such hatred?

I used to be very critical of cricket. Not for any rational reasons. I couldn’t really play it and never bothered to understand the rules. Also, I didn’t particularly like the people who played it: they were rather snobby and superior and looked down on those who couldn’t play the game. 642 more words

Grammar Explorations

LondonLife - Gnomes talk it up in Hampton Court Palace gardens...

Fifteen gnomes have taken up residence in Hampton Court Palace’s gardens for the next couple of months and they’re feeling particularly chatty.
The gnomes have been specially designed by local community groups and each reflects a unique aspect of the palace landscapes. 145 more words


The Village Pre-School - e-News - Sunday 24 July 2016

Summer Fayre / Leavers Play – Thursday 21 July 2016

A  great morning was had by all at The Village Pre-School on Thursday when children and their families joined us at the Summer Fayre and Leavers Play. 149 more words


Renegade Readers June 30th 2016

Well that was an interesting meeting. The readings were as usual quite remarkable and the discussion swung between the qualities of long thick novels, the steel industry, French philosophy during the Second World War, the plays of Samuel Beckett, translated works, and more which I seem to have forgotten! 181 more words


Post Referendum Blues

Two weeks ago I’d never heard of Jo Cox. I didn’t know of her as a woman, a wife, a mother, a humanitarian, a politician. Now, we all know her name.  1,333 more words


The seagulls think we live at the seaside...

…the tower blocks are their cliffs,

they swoop for fish in the gutter

but happy that it’s last night’s fried rice.

They stand about talking on the pavement beach…

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