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The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2W ago

Late and Seen!

This month's Derby Telegraph article (published on my birthday, too!) is about my inadvertent training for world-class athletics-ish:Here's the text, if you can't read the photo:Last month, ...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

Steak Pie On Wheels

I’ve written quite a lot, just lately, about my doomed attempts to buy a steak pie from a local café (see here, here and here).  The continued absence of this comestible, despite it featurin...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

The Man in the 'Nearly' Suit

For your delectation and delight, here is this month's article for the Derby Telegraph which appears in today's (Wednesday, 26th July, 2017) edition.  If a link appears for the article on th...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

The Steak Pie Repeateth

Some of you may recall my failure to purchase a steak pie from a local cafe a while back?  I'm quite prepared to believe that this event hasn't exactly burned itself deep into your memory bu...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

Out of the mouths of babes...

A couple of weeks ago, I went on my annual Walking Weekend with "the Lads".  I've mentioned before that this epithet is becoming more and more of a misnomer with every passing year.  After a...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

Three Days A Week!

This month's Derby Telegraph article explains why I owe Ted Heath a pint :-)and for those who can't read the text on the picture, here's the unedited version:There has been a lot of talk rec...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3M ago

War in the Warehouse

This month's Derby Telegraph article hit the newsstands today (31.05.17).  It might be a while before it makes it to the Derby Telegraph website, so I thought I would share it with you here....
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3M ago

Reviewing the Reviews

After a longish period, with not much happening at all, the last week has been a particularly good time for reviews of my 'nostalgedy' collection of books.  Firstly, Jane Bryan very kindly g...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 4M ago

Barging in to the Cinema!

This month's (April, 2017) Bygones column for the Derby Telegraph concerns the chance find of a 'Look at Life' film from the early 1960s. If you would like to see Uxbridge Juniors in the ear...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 6M ago

Steak Pie

It was our 27th Wedding Anniversary the other week!  Hmm?  No, I quite agree, you don't get that for murder these days and no, I haven't heard that one before.  What did we do?  Well, I gues...