In the summer of 2020 I was awarded a degree in history from Bristol University — the culmination of three years’ work, late nights and great expense — but it is my concrete pump operator license which sits above the mantelpiece. My father considers my ability to pump concrete at a rate of one cubic meter per minute to be far more impressive than my knowledge of Henry VII’s foreign policy.
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