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2013 Reflections

Well I started the year on a reasonable high and am going to end it in a reflective and low key fashion. The biggest change was in relation to the day job. Over recent years I struggled with the profit … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

Just before I head off to bed each night I flip the television on or over to Sky News for a quick news fix. I was saddened to see and hear that Nelson Mandela had passed away, aged 95 years.  … Continue reading

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Battening Down the Hatches!

The weather forecast for England has been for heavy rain and severe gale force winds, the prediction is for the worse since 1987. In 1987, I was living inland and in Surrey and can recall the devastation those heavy winds … Continue reading

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Friday 13th – Superstition!

I was looking for something on YouTube earlier today, when I came across this song. Feel free to sing along, tap those feet, or perhaps do both! ….it is the perfect song for today, if you are so inclined.

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Blogging to become an author……

Two of the three ‘R’s’ have been classed together in educational terms since the 1700’s when, in 1795 Sir William Curtis used the phrase, “Reading Writing & Arithmetic” during a speech. In 1818 it appeared as space filler in the … Continue reading

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A Summer Flashback!

The last month or so has been one of mixed emotion. Firstly we had a really wonderful spell of hot summer weather. Temperatures up into the late 20s and early 30s centigrade. Of course, other parts of the world frequently … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Well, today is my 19th Wedding Anniversary. Doesn’t time fly? We married at 4pm on the afternoon of the 13th July in Kenya. It was a hot day and the flowers were beautiful and vibrant and the temperature was pretty … Continue reading

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Compton Castle – 11th July 2013

Compton Castle – 11th July 2013, a set on Flickr. Described as a National Trust property, Compton Castle is still lived in by the family. You can look through part of the house and the rose garden which is delightful, … Continue reading

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All Change!

Graphic courtesy of Google Imagesand http://www.arraspeople.co.uk/ I awoke on Monday to a world without Google Reader. It was not new news; but at least 3 months old.  I had hoped, fool that I am, that perhaps Google would listen to their … Continue reading

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Sir John Bowring at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter

As I said yesterday, in my post about the Royal Albert Memorial Museum at Exeter, that I would share my memorial item from the Museum. One of my ancestors, was well known and lived in various places round the globe, … Continue reading

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