Random facts and a little fiction

  • In 1964, 57 years ago today, I reported to Uniacke Barracks in Harrogate, Yorkshire, to begin a three year apprenticeship as an Electronic Engineer, thus beginning my Army career which lasted for 28 years and 151 days
  • After 22 years in the army I morphed into a military accountant
  • On Monday I watered a sparrow – she was asleep in a bush – I apologised
  • I have created a very small wildlife pond – it has been immediately colonised by mosquito larvae
  • My wife and I are somehow suffering from multiple mosquito bites

I’m happy and I’m shallow

but sometimes I am deep

I’ll often write best sellers whilst I am fast asleep

26 thoughts on “Random facts and a little fiction

  1. If you’re happy and you’re shallow clap your hands
    If you’re happy and you’re shallow
    And your brain is lying fallow
    Clap your hands.

    If you once were in the army clap your hands
    If you once were in the army
    And you didn’t go quite barmy
    Clap your hands.

    If you learned to add up numbers clap your hands
    If you learned to add up numbers
    And it did not wreck your slumbers
    Clap your hands.

    If you often write best sellers clap your hands
    If you often write best sellers
    Well – you’re the best of fellers
    I clap my hands.

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  2. Great random facts! Great bit of fiction!
    Oh! Those darn -squitoes!!! 😮 😦
    I love that you gave the sparrow a shower…or was it a sprinkling and the sparrow is now officially baptized?!?! 😉 🙂
    Keep sleeping and keep writing!
    (((HUGS)))

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  3. Time spent in Yorkshire is always time well spent. How could I ever disagree with that.
    I’ve passed by those barracks a few times lately. I was on my way to here and there and where ever else has taken my fancy. 🙂

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