a favourite delicacy in Lancashire
are under threat from the all-pervading bureaucracy
abounding in Europe
so Sam goes to the seat of government in the UK
and confronts the Prime Minister
Sam's Four Wishes -
a walk in
the woods brings Sam in contact with a gnome
and Sam gets the usual three wishes plus one more
T'Pools Win -
Sam wins a fortune on the
and goes on the holiday of a lifetime
Sweet Dreams -
Whilst watching his wife sleeping next to him
Sam realises just how much he loves her
This is a
personal view of what life was like
at British Aerospace Warton Preston Lancashire
when I worked there as an 'engineer' from 1972 until 1991
childhood an 'outing' was a trip to the park
or a 'day out' at the seaside as in this story
......not at all what it means today !
'Addock and Chips -
is sent to the local chip-shop
to buy the family evening meal,
but is waylaid by a bunch of pet-shop kittens
Old Pals -
and Jack, old friends and rivals, parted by the second world war, meet
up again after twenty-five years
and discover that after all the changes that life can bring
.......... they haven't changed at all !
Matador Sam -
particular favourite story features Sam
and his long-suffering wife on holiday in Spain.
Sam mistakenly stumbles upon a bull fight at the local Corrida
after drinking too much wine with his new-found friends
monologue, one of my earliest attempts, is about a friend of mine 'Peter
who, very unlike me, was a 'hunting and fishing' sort of a bloke
but despite all that was a nice man too !
sadly he died a few years ago
but his story will live in cyberspace forever
Greased Lightnin' -
old joke this one but one worthy of the 'monologue' treatment
about Bert's untimely death whilst collecting vegetables from the garden
for Sunday lunch.... and his wife Mary's resulting dilemma.
Look To Your Heart -
by the very beautiful Frank Sinatra song
of the same name,
this is a true story of my own early life
....... for 'Sam' read 'Mike' and for 'Young Sam' read 'Aaron'
The Message -
first monologue that I ever wrote
.......about how certain events in Greece
might have come to pass in quite a different way,
if Greece, and Marathon in particular,
had been part of the 'Red Rose County'
Jack, out walking on a Summer's evening
are involved in an unplanned adventure.......
......a fanciful fearful tale
of how a situation can be read completely wrong
by someone who has only half the story
...... and the resulting consequences,
fortunately the story has a happy ending
Audrey and Peter and Linda and Mike -
almost true story about our friends
who live 'over the road'
who provided Linda and me with a wonderful meal
every Monday evening for quite a long time
a few years ago
Uncle Bill, the local milkman, dies
and leaves Sam a tidy sum of money
but Sam is disappointed because he really wanted
the horse that pulled Uncle Bill's milk cart,
so he does a deal with Auntie Flo........another happy ending !
short poem about an encounter with an illiterate poet
England's Lake District
No Notice -
short poem about the seemingly unstoppable
proliferation of notices,
inspired by a notice that I once read which simply said
'Please do not throw stones at this notice'