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Referendum blues …

 
Remain: David Cameron versus Leave: Iain Duncan Smith
Prime Minister David Cameron has been warned to stop making blue-on-blue attacks on Conservatives who want the UK to leave the European Union, or face the possibility of a leadership challenge. Well, if the Leave […]

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Norwegian Fjords

 
On the Lysefjord
Since Ian cannot post tonight, I thought I would share with you a blog I wrote about 3 years ago.
There are few things more majestic than a scenic ride into the Norwegian Fjords by boat. First, you pass […]

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Multiple Sclerosis posts in January, did you miss any?

 
Did you see ALL of my MS-related blog posts during January? To help you check, here is a list of them, along with links to help you catch up on any you may have missed.
Kate’s MS seizure video gets thousands […]

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Same-sex marriages threaten Anglican church split

     The shield of the Episcopal Church of the USA and, right, the rose of the Anglican Communion.
It’s liberal view on the seemingly still religiously controversial topic of same-sex marriage has landed the US Episcopal Church, the Anglican church in […]

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Strange British-led tradition of Boxing Day holiday

 
 
 
Today, Boxing Day and its promise of bargains in the sales bears no relation to the day’s origin.
 
In some countries, notably Britain and those in which it has historically had a major influence, today is Boxing Day. And, Being British, […]

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Facing the challenge of change

 
Left, the four political leaders vying for power in today’s Spanish General Election; right, last month Englishman Gary Neville was appointed coach of Valencia football club.
Today, Sunday, is the General Election here in Spain but I promised not to bore you […]

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A bit of fun for the holiday season

A friend of both Lisa and I, Gwawr Jones, yesterday posted on Facebook that everything there is so serious and that it was time for a little fun. She then listed, in sets of three, names she was known by, […]

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Moving today

Hi, Tuesday morning and we are moving into our own place here in Spain. I’ll be back with a proper post later – assuming broadband is up and running there.
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Warmest and driest winters in Europe

Average high and low monthly temperatures

 Source: World Weather Online
Contents of my last post, about wearing shorts in November while enjoying daytime temperatures in the 70s, stirred some interest. Jeannie, a friend in America, added a comment saying: “So this is […]

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Enjoying best of all worlds in November sunshine

 
One disappointing thing about moving to mainland Europe is that while state pensions and disability benefits are still paid, the mobility part of both the Disabled Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment is not. Apparently, that is because the mobility […]

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