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Matthew Flinders: Surgeon-Apothecary, Man-Midwife, Gardener

Flinders, who I posted about a couple of weeks ago, was by profession the closest thing they had in the eighteenth century to a local family doctor. But in his spare time he enjoyed gardening, and one thing that struck … Continue reading

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Appeal

We don’t go in for seriousness very often here on Rambles of a Writer, but today I want to draw something to your attention. I’ve often posted funny mistakes on signs etc gleaned from the website Analytical Grammar (and mostly … Continue reading

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Fan Mail

My on-going battle with WordPress over the way they divert messages of support from my world-wide army of fans continues. Just as an example, only today I had to retrieve from the spam folder this charming message: Hi there all, … Continue reading

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Gratefull to Providence

I’ve always had a fantasy about travelling back in time, but of course in reality it would have its potential hazards. What if, for example, you fell ill in a world that not only didn’t have modern medicines and medical … Continue reading

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Exclusive!

I’m currently working on a book about bravery and tragedy in the lifeboat service, focussing specifically on winners of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Gold Medal for gallantry since its inception in the early 1800s. To add a bit of … Continue reading

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Hurry – While Stocks Last

On a recent visit to Waitrose I was tempted to buy one of these:                     Unfortunately, when I went back the next day, the situation had deteriorated:    

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My fault I suppose…

I should have read the sign before I went in.           It could have been worse. I found some of my dog’s old worming tablets at the back of a cupboard and they seem to be … Continue reading

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