Author Archives: Andre Burbidge

Steps in the walking city

    I was fourteen. My history class were on a visit to London, my first visit to the Capital I can remember with any clarity. Unlike other school trips, which were mostly by coach or the school minibus we travelled by … Continue reading

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How do you say it?

How do you say it?   Borrow (verb)   “take and use something belonging to someone else with the intention of returning it” “May I borrow this book?” “May I take this book out?” The emphasis is on removing the item … Continue reading

The Bar Code

  “Mr Bojangles was NOT a tap dancer, he was soft shoe. It is not the same!” And with this remark, Mr Soft Shoe walked away with a bonus point for his team. It was pub quiz night at the … Continue reading

In the SHT

Mark (the librarian) looked up from a pile of pamphlets on nutrition and water supply and mused “why are these ‘bex-ee’ (BEXY) and ‘sez-ee’ (SEZY)?” As a young twenty something with (mostly) one thing on his mind he was no … Continue reading