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Lorry Drivers . . . an’ all that

An interesting thread on Twitter by someone calling himself (herself ?) Laurie Driver . . . Laurie Driver – Low Skilled (Key)Worker@justsnoozing Let’s deal with this stupidity that says because we have more unemployed than vacancies in logistics all the … Continue reading

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True Tales of Sail and Steam

I was given this book as a child or perhaps, boy, and that dust jacket is exactly how I remember it. I kept it until we downsized and got rid of many of our books – this was one of … Continue reading

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What are you reading . . .

I have just finished reading this. A whodunnit by an author new to me although on investigation I find that she has been writing and publishing the Guido Brunetti series since 1992. We have managed to visit Venice, twice I … Continue reading

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Slow News Day . . .

You will not be surprised to read that there is not a lot happening here. The number of Covid infections in Scotland continues high, but is slowly decreasing. Those who have been vaccinated are being infected but they seem not … Continue reading

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Putting up the aerial . . .

10 Years before I was born, but as a child, this was still very much as it was. To receive broadcasts from the BBC (or anywhere else) you put up about 30 feet of copper wire s high as you … Continue reading

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The Outbreak of War . . .

The Observer Second world war Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of war At 11am on 3 September 1939, Neville Chamberlain announced in a radio broadcast that the country was at war Declaration of war: Chamberlain’s radio broadcast, 3 September 1939, 11am “I … Continue reading

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The State of Play . . .

We have just had Mrs. Sturgeon on the TV giving her 12.15 pm Covid briefing. She only does these now (I think) when there is some change in the situation. She is very good IMO – sometimes teeters on the … Continue reading

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Denouement . . .

Dominic sat in the dock, an absolute picture of misery. Never inspiring to look at except in well posed and prepared portraits, he was now just a crumpled mass of misery, disappointment and baffled lack of comprehension. How had it … Continue reading

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“Do not go gentle into that good night . . . “

I wonder if this is right, or good advice. Since we know that it is inevitable, is it not better to prepare for it as best we can ? “Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, … Continue reading

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Letting go . . .

This cheers me up. I hadn’t realised that I was simply letting go of the past. It is actually an achievement, not a failing.

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