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Model Citizen

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When I was a kid, I used to make models. Plastic ones, of cars, ships, tanks, you name it. There was a sort of modelling club at our local Sunday school where they doled out whatever they had in supply at the time, and as a result I must have put together enough Airfix models of HMS Manxman to start a fleet. The early ones were more glue than plastic, and resembled the aftermath of an attack on the Royal Navy’s finest by one of Doctor Who’s stickier monsters, but with a budget of about 99p.

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Jan 2014

Going Croydon, C U L8R

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Language is a malleable old thing. Especially the English language, which ambles along picking up new words from almost anywhere and absorbing them into itself. ‘Shampoo’ and ‘Bungalow’ come from Hindi…

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Feb 2013

Model Citizen

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When I was a kid, I used to make models. Plastic ones, of cars, ships, tanks, you name it. There was a sort of modelling club at our local Sunday school where they doled out whatever they had in supply at the time…

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