Category Archives: The parrot has landed.

Seasonal lagging.

Before we get started, I would like to clear up any misapprehensions concerning the title.  Much as I love Australia and assorted rellies therein, this is not a timely warning about getting up in the loft and wrapping bandages round … Continue reading

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Gate-crashing for the over sixties.

What’s your number?  This is not the same as a chosen ‘lucky’ number.  For years I thought mine was seven and incorporated it in anything, such as lottery numbers, that I felt needed some help from a number that belonged … Continue reading

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I have a cunning planner

You’re meant to plan your life, these days.  I know this because there was this inspirational couple (who were very inspiring because they’d lost weight and she’d had her teeth fixed, so they started lecturing, as you do) who issued … Continue reading

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The seven signs of ageing

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted that I visited this topic previously many years ago.  As this blog has been going so very long, there is a possibility I was a mere child in my fifties when I did the writing.  … Continue reading

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Weighty matters

If you are a reader from the beginning of JaneLaverick.com (and for the sake of anyone new, this is my real name, who would invent it?), well done!  In September it will be twelve years.  The first thing I wrote … Continue reading

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The dangers of the free emission of flatus, and the subsequent effect on the ego.

Boris Noris, stupid boyHad habits you could not enjoy.His table manners were not greatHe let you watch him masticate.He licked his knife, he sucked his forkAnd, as he ate, he always talked. He was a windy child and grewAnd as … Continue reading

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Stupidity in the older woman (localised).

I am part of a Covid study from a London University, which is being done quite scientifically apart from not taking into account the Stupidity of the Older Woman.  This could also encompass the Stupidity of the Older Man for … Continue reading

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Room 101

When my last laptop died it took with it a lot of photographs, some of which were of my old school.  These were garnered on a trip back to school organised by old classmates.  Not everyone was able to go, … Continue reading

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Recycled joy.

The pandemic has thrown up some strange anomalies. One is the requirement to make a booking to throw rubbish away. Our local tip, manned by binmen, or, to put it in modern, our recycling facility, assisted by colleagues, lies at … Continue reading

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Smart remarks.

The world is divided into those who are adept at making a suitable retort and those who think of it three days later.  The S&H has always fallen into the former category, I am usually in the latter, though one … Continue reading

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