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My first conker

My first conker As my regular reader will know I own a couple of fields not far from home, the first of which was bought in 2007 and the second, immediately next door to the first, in 2009. From early … Continue reading

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Spring Sunshine brings out the Smiles!

Spring Sunshine brings out the Smiles! Something of a contrast to my last posting, this one is about smiles and service as well as some thoughts on both Europe and Brazil. I had to go into town today. I had … Continue reading

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Banking aint what it used to be!

Banking aint what it used to be! I was rummaging around in the admin area of my blog today and came across the post below which I had written but not published back in 2014. As you will see it … Continue reading

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Spring Time – light relief back in England

Spring time Something a little different for my blog today. I just got back from six weeks in Brazil and one of the key reasons for coming back was to enjoy springtime in England. I have been missing the pleasures … Continue reading

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Nous sommes unis

Nous sommes unis I have been horrified at the devastation wrought in Paris by mindless individuals warped by fanaticism and my heart goes out to everyone closely touched by the latest carnage. Many of you will know that I have … Continue reading

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Coincidence – a tale of two pictures.

Coincidence Life is full of surprises. This post is about a surprise that has taken me a long time to discover. I know – that sentence is not immediately self-explanatory, so I hope you will stick with me on this … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

The kindness of strangers One reason I am back in the UK is to take in as much as I can of the Rugby World Cup and I have been pretty lucky in the bid for tickets, having been successful … Continue reading

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