Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why I love Buy Nothing Day and not spending money at Thanksgiving or Christmas

Saturday 29th November is Buy Nothing Day, a day or rather movement that started in the United States in protest of the over-commercialisation of our holidays and life in general. One of my earliest blog posts was on the reversing … Continue reading

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Mr Turner, the movie and the man.

I’m always a big fan of the longer movie.  I enjoy getting into a story I can get my teeth into and that doesn’t necessarily revolve around car chases and fast cutting shooting and fighting.  A small part of me … Continue reading

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Band Aid 30

There are many problems with the world at the moment and certainly with our country but one thing that we can be proud of is our record of charity and giving to countries that are poorer than our own.  In … Continue reading

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Once you go Mac, you never go back!

There is a saying in the Apple community, that once you go Mac, you never go back.  Three weeks ago I went Mac and I thought that I would write a little about my experiences. It was probably the longest … Continue reading

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PS. Thanks for being my hero

As long-time and regular readers will be aware, I have been for some time been interested in a particular family relation of mine, Serjeant Reuel Dunn who served in the Royal Flying Corps, the precursor to the RAF.  He was … Continue reading

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Sights of the WW1 battlefields

This my penultimate post for now on WW1 and my recent tour to the battlefields of France and Belgium.  There are simply so many places to see and despite being out all day, every day for a week, we only … Continue reading

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Paying homage at the Thiepval Memorial to family and strangers alike.

During my trip to the WW1 battlefields in September there were a number of places I wanted to visit for the first time and just as many as I wanted to revisit after a gap of several years. Thiepval though … Continue reading

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