Monthly Archives: March 2013

Strange and unfair taxes

This post was written on the day I lost my dearest Mam and so may not be quite up to my usual efforts but as the saying goes, time and chance happeneth to all so here it is. It was … Continue reading

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Grief is the price we pay for love

Today is an unexpected and sad post.  Today is Good Friday, the time of Easter and of death and resurrection.  Please therefore spend a moment to think of my beautiful, kind and precious mother who sadly died unexpectedly last night … Continue reading

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Plague victims discovered in London and The Black Death

In recent days it has become clear that whilst building London’s new cross-rail project, archaeologists have found a mass underground burial.  It is suspected that the remains of these people are the unfortunate victims of The Plague or Black Death … Continue reading

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Food Waste – I don’t buy it.

Today is a big day in our household and not just because we are making home made burgers to eat later although that in itself is a cause of celebration. No, today is the day when we get a supermarket … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Day

The second Monday of March each year is Commonwealth Day.  The day is observed in all Commonwealth countries but is not necessarily a public holiday.  For people outside the Commonwealth of Nations, this is the name of  voluntary international organisation … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

Hopefully you will have read the previous post about the classic epic  movie, Lawrence of Arabia, it’s not entirely necessary but it sets this post in perspective. I came to Lawrence through the film and after watching it, you do … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia

This is the first section of a two part article about T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.  This first part will be about the better known side of Lawrence and especially the film whilst the second part will … Continue reading

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