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Man on the Moon gets the price wrong

It’s a lovely ad, isn’t it? Leaving aside jibes about what this guy must have done to get banished alone to the lunar service for Christmas, the John Lewis commercial this year really is a gem. 510 more words


Why a carrier bag tax may work better

The other Saturday, my dog Martha and I were waiting patiently outside M&S for our weekly treat of cheese scones.  Almost two months into the new policy, the main topic of conversation (ok, of complaining!) among passers-by was the new minimum charge for disposable carrier bags of 5p. 608 more words


Making good decisions

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results – Scott Adams

The quotation from above introduces today’s topic quite well.

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Genesis 9:13-15

I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. 311 more words


Fall Sailing, Oyster Chicks, and the Urbanna Oyster Festival

After a summer of not being able to sail, we finally made it out on the water this weekend! For the uninitiated, it was the annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. 464 more words

Dog Friendly

Well hello, Andalusia!

We were dying to get out of Vilamoura by this point – or, as some graffiti we saw told us: ‘Vile-moura, Hellgarve’ – that we took a punt on the weather not looking too bad (despite some more rain), and set a course for Cádiz for the following day. 1,885 more words

Promotion Celebration!

Mrs. Freedom 40 made the Army’s promotion list for Major this week! Yea for her!

Of course, as she’s explained to me, she still needs to find a Major slot (job) before she can actually “pin” the new rank to her shoulders. 300 more words