Category Archives: True Tales

  1. How to destroy a trailer home !

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    Thursday 21 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a very early post of mine, from July 2013. It’s about my life as …
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  2. Throwback Thursday: Boobies On My Wall

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    Thursday 07 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from March 2014. I guess this is one of my defining moments or …
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  3. Throwback Thursday: The Hairdryer

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    Thursday 31 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from June 2013. Back in the days when I had more time …
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  4. Double entendre

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    Monday 21 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the day when I share my annual ‘special’. Published each year on the birthday of my late wife, …
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  5. Love and the Civil Service

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    Saturday 27 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “And it says here you know other languages. Care to elaborate?” That was a question posed to my goodself some thirty …
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  6. How I ‘nearly’ joined the British Army

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    Friday 03 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Many young boys wanna grow up to be firemen, or soldiers. For a time, I wanted to be in the …
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  7. Memories of Loch Ness and a Young Punk

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    Sunday 01 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Some of the most famous lochs of Scotland have roads that hug the edge of the water for miles on …
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  8. Life of a Serial Vehicle Tester

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Hands up who’s ever test driven a car or test ridden a motorbike? I guess most of us have at …
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  9. Mad Woman at Harlech Castle

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    Sunday 21 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is my annual ‘special’, in which I retell stories about my late wife, published each year on her birthday …
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  10. Massage or Mugging?

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    Sunday 07 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In the mid 90s, back when I was a respectable office geek, my late wife and I liked to take …
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  11. Volunteering In A Very Old Tuxedo

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    Sunday 30 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second in my series of posts about volunteering, with a tale that goes back to the early …
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  12. Watching Sports Lying Down

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    Sunday 09 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This being the first of my posts about volunteering, I wanted to share a story that gives me warm goosey-bumpers …
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  13. So, just how did I end up here?

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    Sunday 26 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Well well, who would’ve thought that young Spike would one day be a naturalised Türk, having emigrated to the pan-Eurasian …
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  14. Bubble Wrap Is FUN..!

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You know when you buy something online, it often comes wrapped up in that plastic film of bubbles, known affectionately …
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  15. Stubborness of a Generation

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    Tuesday 10 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We often hear about the ills of ‘the youth of today’, compared to those from just a couple of generations …
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  16. Only Sixteen – Just About Remember That…

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    Wednesday 16 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    So today’s Daily Prompt is called ‘Only Sixteen‘; challenging us bloggers to remember back to those days (as in me), …
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  17. Boobies On My Wall. Touché Mom.

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    Tuesday 18 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Granny Spike, a.k.a. mom has always been a handy person. Over her 80 years, she has taken on full bathroom …
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  18. “Your’e a Fart in a Whirpool”

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    Friday 03 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    “A Fart In A Whirlpool” – yes, that’s how my boss described me once! Strange, eh? But for me, it was …
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  19. When NOT to spray a Volvo!

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    Saturday 21 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Volvo 245DL, one of those boxy 2100cc station wagons produced by the safety loving Swedes from 1974-1993. …
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  20. Fired At Age 12…

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    Thursday 19 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a fairly honest and decent sort of chap really. I don’t steal or cheat, and any lies I’ve told …
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  21. Driving in Turkey: Acquired Taste or Lunacy?

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    Saturday 23 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The first vehicle I ever ‘drove’ I guess was our family mini tractor. It was a mean machine and my …
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  22. Teen Biker Spike Lost His Cool

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    Sunday 17 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Way back in history… well, about 3 decades ago I guess, Uncle Spike was not even an uncle at all, …
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  23. Why I Wasn’t Famous

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    Saturday 09 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    When I was a scrawny little lad at primary school, my mum had thoughts of betterment for her second child. …
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  24. My Boyhood Dream: Still Dreamin’

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    Monday 21 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Every little boy has dreams (no not that kind), and mine were often of flying in a military jet. Now …
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  25. I Squashed a Tree With This

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    Thursday 17 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . This was arguably my favourite set of wheels of my junior years. The mighty Bolens 1050 tractor, a 330cc …
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  26. Memoirs of a Smoker

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    Sunday 29 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Some people smoke. I get that, and in fact, I used to be one who was known to partake. And …
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  27. Oh, So No Jokes Then…?

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    Friday 13 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    “Do not wind up the inspectors!”… That was always the advice given to staff in the retail banking branches where …
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  28. Midnight: Elephant Meets Accountant

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The beautiful Serengeti in north Tanzania, is for me, one of the most mind-blowing places on earth. The diversity and …
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  29. Managing customer queues the fun way!

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    Saturday 24 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever worked in a bank…?  Or in a shop…?  Or anywhere where your days are plagued by customers queuing up…? …
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  30. Little Boys Room: A Great Equalizer

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    Thursday 15 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    You know, there is one thing in life that really bugs me, and that’s folk who think they are better …
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  31. Motoring Monikers

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    Thursday 08 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, now naming vehicles… who else does it; or is it just me? Are you one of those rather dull as …
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  32. Nocturnal Garden Adventures… In My Boxers

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    Monday 05 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    So what would you say is the most appropriate sleeping attire for a gentleman these days? Never been into pyjamas …
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  33. How to destroy a trailer home !

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    Saturday 20 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    CHILDHOOD. A simple word perhaps, but one that encapsulates everything that happens to us during our formative years. So just …
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  34. The Hairdryer

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    Sunday 30 June, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Going back to my early teenage years, I went through that typical boyhood-manhood conundrum… should I go down the route …
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  35. Did you say “Cow Poo”?

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    Friday 21 June, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    On 17th June 1991, I started working for what was then known as the Halifax Building Society in Dorset, on …
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