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The Blog of Mike Wilson

About Me

This is like jumping into deep, icy water. I've no idea what it will feel like, but am full of anticipation of a shock.

I'm a bit of a writer and I do like to have my say. I think that when one reaches retirement age, but still aware that one doesn't know everything, one has the right to have one's say. We've lived life, endured life, survived life and not yet met death. So we could be said to know what we are talking about (well, in some cases, anyway).

I do have a website (www.freespiritwriters.me.uk) and I have definitely had my say on there. But on Bridlington.net I will confine myself to Bridlington matters, how they affect me and mine and how things should be done in a perfect world - which it ain't.


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    Bondville Model Village, Sewerby

    Created - Thu, Nov 7th, 2013 - viewed 3699 times

    I decided to have a cuppa today at Bondville Model Village at Sewerby. I'd learned that the tea room opened at 11am, but when I got there earlier the doors were open. I met the new owner of this great tourist attraction and we discussed the possibility of producing a...


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    Remembrance Sunday Parade

    Created - Sun, Nov 10th, 2013 - viewed 3402 times

    I attended the Remembrance Sunday Parade today and was pleased to see such a large crowd. I placed two crosses in the special area, one for my grandfather John William Wilson, who died at St Julien, near Ypres, Belgium, on Sunday, 25th April 1915. It angers me still that while John...


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    Bridlington School Remembrance Day

    Created - Mon, Nov 11th, 2013 - viewed 3478 times

    Today I attended Bridlington School's Remembrance Day service. It was a bit like the assemblies I knew from way back when I was at school there, waaaay back between 1948 and 1952. In those days Catholics like me were not allowed to attend services of other faiths and I had...


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    Herman Darewski Day

    Created - Wed, Apr 30th, 2014 - viewed 3528 times

    I can't believe that April is nearly gone. Darewski Day at the Spa on Saturday, 7th June, is still going ahead well. My book about him is at the printers in Washington (Tyne and Wear, not the US of A!), and I hope the proof arrives soon.

    Before that, I'm having...


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    Good News!

    Created - Sat, Nov 16th, 2013 - viewed 3111 times

    Maybe two/three months ago, I was queuing in the Post Office for my pension. It was a Monday morning. I was chatting to a fellow I'd met occasionally, but I don't know who he is. We passed each other as I was at one side of the barrier and he on...


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    A really lousy month

    Created - Wed, Dec 18th, 2013 - viewed 3294 times

    Drastic day on November 23. My wife had a stroke. And my PC failed. Diane was put in an ambulance and arrived at Scarborough Hospital, unable to move her right arm and right leg. Luckily her speech, sight, hearing, understanding and her brilliant smile were unaffected.

    On December 12, she...


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    Greg Davies at the Spa

    Created - Wed, Nov 20th, 2013 - viewed 3187 times

    Diane and I went to see Greg Davies at the Spa Royal Hall last night. The show was packed and it was great to see the Hall full of buzz. Greg was hilarious and had all of us in stitches with his stories. He encouraged one or two people on...


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    Burton Agnes Rail Crash Memorial Unveiling

    Created - Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013 - viewed 3863 times

    Despite the windy and wet afternoon, there was a good crowd to witness the unveiling of the plaque to those who died at the rail crossing on 17th September 1947.

    Ten German prisoners of war and two British Army personnel died when the truck they were in crashed through the...


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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Created - Tue, Dec 24th, 2013 - viewed 3512 times

    Here's hoping you have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

     Christmas for us means watching A Christmas Carol, more than once. We thought the Scrooge film with Kelsey Grammer was brilliant and the cartoon version was also very enjoyable.

    Dickens wrote a good story there, and the other great story for Christmas...


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    Boxing Day Fun

    Created - Thu, Dec 26th, 2013 - viewed 3477 times

    Okay! Okay! I look a bit of a dipstick, but it was Boxing Day lunch, with crackers and paper hats. But I thought this was better.

    I hope you had a good Christmas break. Diane's sister came up from Godalming in Surrey for the holiday. She's found out through Twitter...


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    Where did January go?

    Created - Tue, Feb 4th, 2014 - viewed 3470 times

    Well, January disappeared quickly, didn't it? Life has slowed down a bit because of Diane's stroke.

    But I have to confess. I've been conducting a bit of an affair. I've met a young lady, a professional. No, not one of those professionals! She's a singer, actress, comedienne and she's rather...


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    Chips and Facebook

    Created - Mon, Feb 17th, 2014 - viewed 3127 times

    Say what you mean, and mean what you say!

    I'm quite sure that I will get more than 'four chips' if I order this. I know they mean 'four portions of chips' so why don't they say so? All round, it is better to be accurate.

    I've heard that my...


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