Peter Reynolds

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Yellow Magnolia For Mum And Dad

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Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’

I bought my mother and father this yellow magnolia in the spring of 2014.  My father died the following Christmas and with my mother’s permission, when she moved house six months later, I dug it up and I’ve had it in a pot ever since. Sadly, of course, Mum died the next Christmas.

Now it’s reached its final home.  I’ve planted it in pride of place on the front lawn of my new home.  We scattered Mum’s and Dad’s ashes at Tintern Abbey but I held on to the cardboard box and bags in which we carried them.  So beneath the yellow magnolia is the shredded cardboard and few traces of remaining ashes.

It means a lot to me.

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm

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Bring Cricket Back To The BBC

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It is a disgrace that we have not been able to watch the glorious Ashes victory on TV.  I blame Murdoch.  I blame the BBC.  I blame the government.

Even if I was prepared to pay to watch something that it is my right as a British citizen to see on free-to-air television, why would I want to be paying Sky for football?  I cannot buy just the cricket or the rugby.  I have to take the ignorant, overpaid ponces, Ruski-paid whores as well!  I don’t want one second more of this moronic game for badly behaved children on my TV than I already have.

If this apology for a government that has heaped so much disgrace and ignominy on our country wanted to do one decent thing in its death throes then legislate to bring test match cricket back to the people.

Written by Peter Reynolds

August 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm