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About Arthur Nelson

Looking forward to his retirement in 2015, Arthur has written poetry since childhood and regularly takes part in poetry workshops and ‘open mike’ evenings. More Posts

It’s distorted, that’s what it is …

I make no apology for entering the lists today in order to comment upon the latest figures that have been issued in respect of the UK gender pay gap. These come from companies who have over 250 employees – and who will be required by law to publish them on or before April 2018 – but who are in [...]

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just another disaster to add to the list

It’s the sort of thing which only happens to old people who are out of touch – I accept that – but here’s my latest example of how the modern world and its technology have a constant ability to annoy the hell out of me. In my home I have my television service, land line and broadband all [...]

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another medical finding

I couldn’t resist this one, spotted upon the website of The Independent overnight. Apparently, researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Institute have discovered, men are ten times more likely to die of a heart attack whilst having sex than women – the scores are that in men 1% of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why does it ALWAYS happen to me?

What did I tell you? This morning I walked into my local high street in order to get some cash from a ‘hole in the wall’ outside my branch of Nat West Bank shortly before 9.00am. This accomplished, I was walking back home when I passed the M & S store. Remembering that I had run out [...]

November 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Well, what do you know?

I have a confession to make. I am not a great reader of books and never have been. Being a robust, physical little kid, I always found the prospect of concentrating upon anything as sedentary as studying or indeed ‘reading for pleasure’ as a waste of valuable mischief or sport time. I suppose [...]

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

In the blink of an eye

Yesterday I took a train into the West End of London in order to attend an occasional but serial lunch organised by a pal – serial in the respect that they occur two or three times per year and none of the guests ever know in advance who is going to be there, other than everyone will be known to [...]

October 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

The ‘art’ of keeping a diary

Way back in 1989 – I just looked this date up on the internet – I bought an excellent anthology of diary entries entitled Each Returning Day: The Pleasure of Diaries, edited by a gent named Ronald Blythe. I no longer have my copy, but I remember it fondly partly because at the time I was in the [...]

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s coming to us all

Yesterday I went to see my father’s GP – as it were, behind his back – but in fact by arrangement and taking with me a letter I’d drafted (signed by him) stating that he gave me authority to speak with doctors and similar about his confidential medical information as and where [...]

September 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

What’s sauce for the goose …

As I understand it from media reports overnight, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn – who was once in favour of them on principle, has now rejected the proposal made earlier this week by shadow fire minister Chris Williamson, MP for Derby North, that ‘women only’ railways carriages should [...]

August 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

RIP, Horace

Let me tell you a story. I am currently in residence on the south coast of the UK with my father. It has become our practice while staying here to feed the birds on the terrace and on the lawn beyond, only because it means that we benefit from having a small aviary-worth of little (and not so [...]

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

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