Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hedgehog

I was walking the dog in the dark this morning and he was sniffing along the bottom of a garden wall when he suddenly jumped up in the air. Whatever he’d come across was in shadow and I couldn’t see … Continue reading

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Scrivener

I came across this recently and downloaded a trial version. It’s hard to describe what it is, but it’s a kind of deluxe software package aimed at authors! It has all sorts of bells and whistles – places to make … Continue reading

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Last one from the press cuttings book…

From an Irish parish bulletin: “There will be a procession next Saturday afternon in the grounds of the Monastery; but if it rains in the afternoon the procession will take place in the morning.”

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The penultimate one…

From the Khaleej Times: “A lady medical graduate from India with 3 years gynaecology and obstetrics seeks suitable opening.”

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I don’t want this book to end!

Thorner Parish Magazine: “Some of our friends who made a regular subscription have died during the year, but we would like to think that there are others who would consider doing the same.”

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A painful experience at the dentist’s…

I stabbed my finger on the pin holding my poppy in. There was blood everywhere. But the dentist gave me a clean bill of health – I nearly kissed him!  

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Puts my O Levels in the shade!

Two hours and fifty-nine minutes of boredom, restlesness and red hands from clapping, and one minute of great pride and excitement at the Bourrnemouth International Centre on November 11, 2011. Actually, it wasn’t that bad – quite – and anyway … Continue reading

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A local book for local people

The other day I went out on a little marketing expedition for A Matter of Honour. It’s not something I enjoy or which comes naturally to me, but these days it has to be done I suppose. When I was … Continue reading

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The Road from Cornwall

I’m currently reading (yet another) book about the Trafalgar, and I learned that the messenger who was sent back to England with news of the victory and Nelson’s death landed at Falmouth and travelled by post chaise through Bodmin, Launceston, … Continue reading

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Christianity is alive and well!

And even as a Buddhist, as the season of goodwill approaches it’s nice to see that young folk still know something about its meaning. I came across this from the book of amusing press cuttings I’ve been dipping into: a … Continue reading

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