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Dad

Inevitably as Father’s Day approaches my thoughts have turned to my Dad who is no longer with us. A very likeable man who adored children and had very few flaws. In comparison to much more volatile, but equally as caring, … Continue reading

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Mum’s Doll

Tina Turner was blasting “When I was a little girl I had a rag doll. Only Doll I’ve ever owned” from out of my radio. I immediately thought of my mother and her doll made from a tea towel. Mum had … Continue reading

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The Phantom Cosmonaut on BBC Guernsey

Originally posted on Tom Girard:
Photo by Chris Denton A rare post regarding my musical alter-ego now as, to round what has been an extraordinary year for The Phantom Cosmonaut, I made my live radio debut on Tuesday 3rd December…

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What One Says is Not What the Other Hears Part 3

Unusually, I start this tale with the punchline which is how to a Guernsey ear Burro and Bureau sound alike. For not only does Guernsey have its own language it also has its own accented English. Fortunately or unfortunately both … Continue reading

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What One Says is Not What The Other Hears Part 1

A short post today. When Mum and Dad first married they took some rooms in a house near the Salerie Corner. Mum was very comfortable with her rooms in the house where she was in service and was reluctant to … Continue reading

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One in a Million

The man above showing off a pretty cow is my grandfather Alf Camp. One of his many business ventures was selling second hand horses. Why you may ask do I show him holding a cow when I am obviously about … Continue reading

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The Bull in the Bathroom

Villa Castrorum was a fine granite built typical Guernsey farmhouse with particularly well proportioned rooms. It was basically a two up and two down. The hallway was  spacious and over it was a box room which served as a very small third … Continue reading

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