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The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3W 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 · 2M 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...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

Free Strawberries for your Bull tomorrow!

For one day only, Giving A Bull Strawberries will be free on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 - make sure you get your copy!
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

Automatically, Sunshine?

February's column never made it to their website (it can be a bit sporadic) so here it is in its scanned glory.  I've put the full text below as well.There's been a lot in the papers recentl...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3M ago

Caught Wrapping!

This month's Derby Telegraph article features some quirky old machinery and the sudden disappearance of a manager!You can find it here on the Derby Telegraph website, but the content is belo...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 4M ago

The Unwrapping of the Anti-Present

A year or two ago, I wrote a Christmas story which featured an Anti-Santa (or, at least someone who pretended that was what they were).  You can find it here, if you're interested.  Writing ...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 4M ago

Oh, Budgie!

Do you remember the 1960s TV Series, 'Budgie' starring Adam Faith and Iain Cuthbertson?  Probably not, I would guess, unless you (like me) are 'a certain age'.My favourite character was defi...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 5M ago

Doing The Christmas 'Do'

This month's Derby Telegraph article is all about a Christmas Social in the early 1970s.  Here's the Derby Telegraph link, but here's the article in the meantime:I'm focusing this month's ar...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 5M ago

Another Brilliant Review for the Christmas Compendium!

I'm really pleased that people seem to like the new collection of seasonal stories 'A Christmas Cracker'.  This latest 5 star review, for example:"I'm ITCS now, due to the author's comedic t...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 5M ago

Cracking Reviews!

Really pleased that my new collection of seasonal stories has already received two excellent reviews. Firstly, this one on Amazon.com:Witty Holiday Fun!"Ah, the musings of Christmas Past. Th...