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The younger generation - how to amaze them

Schatz, who’s a doctor, once told me a lot of Brits are left-handed.  I’ve not checked that claim empirically.  Nonetheless, I do feel that being left-handed is like being part of a slightly exclusive club.   259 more words

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I’ve tried since the age of 10 every few years to keep a diary, with limited success.  I usually run out of steam by the 6th of February.   1,139 more words

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You don't have to be an old maid to cycle to church...

This is a short one, as I’ve been foiled in my plans to upload video footage.  Grrrr!

Ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Major, once quoted George Orwell when talking of: 82 more words

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Lyles, Shoreditch High Street, London.

One of the restaurants I was determined not to return to Bangkok without eating at was Lyles http://lyleslondon.com/ on Shoreditch High Street, a partnership between former St John Head Chef and “Young Turk” James Lowe and former St John and Gymkhana front man John Ogier, that has been wowing the critics since it opened earlier this year. 701 more words


Through mud and through blood to the green fields beyond

Those of you who are familiar with the Bible will possibly recognise this text, Psalm 22.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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Today's Treasures - Copper & Clay

Hi there,

Once again the sun was shining today at Frome Artisan Market in Somerset, England. There’s a real eclectic mix here, from antiques (I bagged an old Japanese china tea set for £4) –  to home-spun crafts, including Jewellery and Ceramics. 530 more words

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