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Marathon . . .

Today it was the DGRI. We were up early (too early for me) and ready for our taxi at 9.50 am. The weather was wet and forecast to get wetter (Yellow Warning for Rain from the Met Office) so it … Continue reading

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If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster . . .

Off to take OH to her Opticians appointment. Ha! think I, now I will go and fill the car up with petrol – the gauge was getting suspiciously low. I took my wheelie walker and a walking stick and used … Continue reading

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Let it Snow . . .

We awoke to this – it was forecast yesterday to be like this today – and although the temperature is supposed to be just above freezing point, the snow has remained pretty much unchanged all day. The forecast temperatures, day … Continue reading

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The Rough and the Smooth . . .

At the start of the week Twitter was so full of posts motivated by hate that I decided to close my account. I thought I might suffer from withdrawal symptoms, but none so far. I think Twitter is now doing … Continue reading

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Parliament and People . . .

So, what did Edmund Burke actually say ? Burke’s philosophy on representation was famously articulated in his 1774 Speech to the Electors of Bristol, reproduced below. “I am sorry I cannot conclude without saying a word on a topic touched … Continue reading

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Not my sort of book . . .

I have just finished “Excellent Women” by Barbara Pym. A while ago I read “Quartet in Autumn”, also by her. Barbara Pym is well thought of in the world of literature . . . “Barbara Mary Crampton Pym FRSL (2 … Continue reading

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Armistice Day, 1923 . . .

The extract below is from the Church Times of Friday, 10 November 2023. Each week they put in a piece from a past issue, sometimes of just general interest, sometimes relevant to the season or date. This one is obviously … Continue reading

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EE . . . Extremely Enigmatic

BT and EE have been an “item” for some time past, but now they want us to transfer our business to their new EE set up. And the email screen shot above shows you how they want you to do … Continue reading

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All Saints Day . . .

At the risk of being thought a religious nut – not far wrong – I cannot help thinking the passage below is more helpful and uplifting that all the junk we have been subjected to since 1s October about Halloween. … Continue reading

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Is this it . . . ?

Reader, we bought it . . . This car is on the forecourt at Wilsons Motors at the moment. Might it replace the two cars we have at the moment ? Wilson Motors, 97 St Mary’s Street, DG6 4EL 01557 … Continue reading

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