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I used to love Bank Holidays, but now I just wish them over. I get too grumpy. The train is fuller, ( well more crowded than normal), the shops are extra crammed, and anywhere where there is a threat of … Continue reading
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When I was down beside the sea, a wooden spade they gave to me to dig the sandy shores….That was the first poem I ever memorised along with another, a really odd choice, the melancholic poem by Verlaine.. Il pleure … Continue reading
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