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Try looking in the monthly archives. August 2015

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Bank holiday chaos in more ways than one

John Lubbock MP, later created the first Baron Avebury, the man behind the Bank Holidays Act 1871.
Traffic chaos including a 30 mile traffic jam on a major motorway characterised the final weekend in August in the UK as families hit the […]

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Please smile politely, thank you

It may be an old fashioned attitude but, to me, good manners and politeness are still an important part of everyday life.
Today, such things as saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are so often ignored as we go about our 21st […]

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USA to stay backward in gun control

There is no doubt that I was not born in the USA and certainly my British accent makes this quite clear. You might think, therefore, that I should not write about controversial subjects from the other side of the Atlantic. […]

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Do you gamble? Generally, I don’t but…

 

I have to admit that I do occasionally buy a lottery ticket but not very often these days. Years ago I had three lines that I bought every Saturday then when they added another draw on Wednesday, I only bought […]

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Schoolboy French proves useful – in Spain

Cray Valley Technical High School where I was a pupil from 1964 to 1970.
It was back at the end of April and beginning of May that my wife Lisa and I flew to southern Spain to look at properties that […]

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Goods and chattels start journey to new life

One American, Lisa, and one Brit, Ian, will soon be enjoying their married life in the sun of southern Spain.
Another major step along the road of our move to Spain was taken yesterday. At lunchtime, right on time as promised, […]

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Naked riders make a serious point

 
Left, Lauren and Starlight in the picture that started it all. Right, men show they also feel strongly about road safety.
Stripping off your clothes and being photographed naked with some convenient item hiding the genitals and breasts is nothing […]

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On duty with the grammar police

Some people are so keen to correct others’ use of the English language that they often become known colloquially as the ‘grammar police’.
While I am not sure of the political correctness of such an epithet, it does seem to be […]

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MS Synergy Independent Support Group looks to the future

My beloved Lisa and I were out and about last night We weren’t exactly painting the town red but were attending the monthly social get-together of MS Synergy – our local support group for people who have MS, their families, […]

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Kayla is an amazing winning athlete – oh, and she has MS

Although I might be in danger of being accused of sounding like a broken record, absolutely no apology is coming from me.
If you have read the ‘CAN do attitude to life’ page on this website, you will know that my […]

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