Monthly Archives: November 2012

Time Travel to the Nobin

Is it possible to travel back in time? You could  look at some John Bulmer photographs of the North. Alternatively, you could drive to Barnsley perhaps with its Saturday afternoon shopping centre populated by walking adverts of the results of … Continue reading

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From now on, I am going forward

The  debacle over the removal of three Romanian  children from the KKK hood wearing, jack booted, sorry,  UKIP card card carrying, but otherwise examplary, foster parents in Rotherham has been written about a great deal this week. Every political party … Continue reading

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It’s a cold foggy November day, it’s time to choose my PCC

A website set up by the government’s Home Department ( I thought it was an Office?) asks me to Choose my PCC ? What does this mean? Press Complaints Commission? Parochial Church Council ? Portable C Compiler…why didn’t they spell … Continue reading

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Have you ever been to Ouagadougou?

…have you eck! The capital of Burkina Faso remains my last remaining top travel trump. This Friday, YS (Younger Son) and his partner finally arrive home in the UK for good after two years of work and travel in the … Continue reading

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At the going down of the sun

..and in the morning we will remember them. I am of an age when I can still connect directly to both the two world wars. I was born only eight years after the end of World War II and my … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita, la migliore di Marple

Last weekend in The Times there was a section in the lifestyle section of the paper featuring twenty recipes from five celebrity chefs. The pasta dishes caught my eye, as the recipes were from  Ruth Rogers, the doyen of The … Continue reading

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Nadine, honey is that you?

Simple question : You have passionate views on subjects such as abortion time, sex education and abstinence for younger teenage girls and the role of women in Politics. Which of the following two courses of action do you believe will … Continue reading

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