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It's Not The 1930s (Ode To Titty) Poetry

It’s Not The 1930s (Ode To Titty) 

It’s not the 1930s any more,  my friends,

Those were days of innocence 

And innocence,  it ends.


Faithful to the novel,  promises they gave… 153 more words


Andrew Scott joins Swallows and Amazons

Andrew Scott has joined the cast of the new film version of Swallows and Amazons, currently filming in the Lake District. 89 more words


Arthur Ransome's "The Big Six"

When boats are being mysteriously cast adrift on the Norfolk Broads, suspicious eyes are turned on Bill, Joe and Pete, the three young sons of boat-builders. 732 more words

Roger Altounyan: Personal recollections of a medical pioneer

My interest in Roger Altounyan began in the late 1970s, during a two-hour car journey as we drove back to Manchester from a conference in Nottingham on innovation processes. 677 more words

Wednesday Word of the Week

Ruthless – having or showing no pity or compassion for others

Ruthless came to mind for two reasons this week. Firstly, I was thinking that it had been ever such a long time since I saw my old friend Ruth (‘old’ as in long-time, not as in age – she is, in fact, an entire day younger than I am!). 250 more words

The books we read shape the way we live

The books we read, the stories we immerse ourselves in, give us an imagination for how to live the rest of our lives. So, when I come across one that shows me a better way to live, I cherish it. 587 more words


What Wednesday means to us

Well it’s been a few days since the new Avengers has hit theatre screens and as there are many comic book and movie fans amongst our number, it is no surprise that we’ve all seen – some of us more than once. 344 more words

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