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House hunting, it's a funny old game and my money's on Sterling making a significant move

THERE’S a thin line between genius and madness, they reckon.

And that infinitesimal gap is just as apparent for winners and losers.

Take Tory Prime Minister David Cameron, now fully-installed at No10 Downing Street after the surprise election result of the last 25 years. 226 more words

Climb for Chequers

If you’ve visited my blog previously then you may remember the injured owl we rescued last year.

Chequers, as we named him, was nursed back to health by Wildlives, a fantastic wildlife refuge based in Thorrington in Essex. 275 more words

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Colouring in...

I can’t help being rather jealous of those lucky people who have a good sense of colour. I don’t just mean interior designers who can grasp the latest fashions and fads; this week it’s lime green with chocolate, next week it’s teal with magenta (dahling). 364 more words

Charting Churchill: The House at Ditchley Park

The House at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire 2014

© Leslie Hossack

As Prime Minister, Winston Churchill’s official country residence was Chequers. However, during the Blitz, it was considered too dangerous, especially on bright moonlight nights. 428 more words

Hong Kong Part 3: Bigger pictures

Here are the last lot of sketchbook pages for the moment- lots of big scenes and views and things. After two weeks of non-stop running around and partying and eating delicious food, my body seems to have come down with some sort flu, so the act of writing, seeing, thinking and breathing are now all way more trouble than they’re worth. 80 more words

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