Monthly Archives: October 2021

I didn’t know that . . .

Found this today after not understanding a post on Twitter – “Read the Exhortation”. See ? Twitter has its uses. * * * * * The Exhortation ……. its originsI’ve today been asked where the words for The Exhortation came … Continue reading

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Ain’t that the truth . . .

Lord Puttnam has resigned from the House of Lords and the Guardian newspaper has reproduced the gist of what he said in his retirement speech – I have copied and pasted the article below. It is a much precised version … Continue reading

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Goodreads

This is an experiment – a post on to this blog concocted by the miracles of science from a review on Goodreads. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen This book has arrived from Postscript Books. Had a sneak peep and it … Continue reading

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Donna Leon again . . .

Currently reading this. Commisario Brunetti gets involved in another case involving the dumping of toxic waste. Seems to be a Donna Leon “thing” to which she returns – so presumably a real problem in Italy when these books were written.

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Windows 11 . . . Oh, good that will be nice

Some years ago – how many ? – I took advantage of some well priced laptops on the BT Shop web site, and for various good reasons at the time, bought three of them. It turns out that I have … Continue reading

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Advanced Book Search . . .

As a user of abebooks which has an Advanced Book Search, this effort by Brian Bilston made I laugh . . .

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Tesco Day . . .

Thursday is Tesco Day in this house. We get a text message the night before to say that the delivery will be between the booked hours tomorrow, and on the day, the Tesco web site shows updated estimates of the … Continue reading

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Kipling’s “If” by Brian Bilston . . .

Reproduced without permission – but since it was on Twitter presumably he intends for it to be seen widely. Brian Bilston

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Jabberwock

Well, we’ve been done. At 3.12 pm on Sunday after noon last to be precise – at the old Kirkcudbright hospital building. All us Oldies are being done first, and we saw our neighbour leave home just before us, and … Continue reading

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Barbara Pym . . .

Currently reading . . . Off to Dumfries last Wednesday to the Audiology Dept. for hearing test and for hearing aid to be serviced. I am to get whole new hearing air when the new mould is ready – of … Continue reading

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