by Brian Sibley
to reveal six things of relatively little importance. Quite hard to do as so many small unconsidered trifles often have far more important consequences in the future . . .
* During a game of ‘chain he’ a friend, at the end of the line, fell and broke his front tooth.
* A small child on a small bike swerved into my bike so that his pedal stopped my front wheel, abruptly - I went over the handlebars and broke my front tooth.
* I went to to a recording of ‘The Frost Programme’ and saw Cleo Laine sing.
* I learnt to drive on a series of old cars and vans and so became used to a variety of control layouts and conditions of vehicle necessitating various ‘tricks’ to keep the engine running.
* During childhood the TV broke down and my family lived for several years with no television, to the scandalous surprise of friends.
* A porter at a hospital where I once worked during the college vacation would often stand, staring into space. He was, he said, trying to work out why his own business, making packaging, had gone bust. He never did reveal his solution!