Monthly Archives: August 2010

BT Mumble

British Telecom are our suppliers for Broadband and phone services and today an offer came in with the mail for an improvement. It is for unlimited calls up to 60mins during the day, and it turns out that this works … Continue reading

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Motivation

This is a photo that epitomises the best of having a dog and living in the countryside. The sunshine only serves to make it all better. We all know that taking exercise is good for us, but sometimes…….. well it … Continue reading

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Country Wisdom

A piece of country wisdom that is very sound advice is this: Live as if you were going to die tomorrow Farm as if you were going to live forever Not a bad way to live life. And good advice … Continue reading

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Not another book review – Writing instead

Actually, this is sort of another book review, but as an excuse for some extensive quoting about writing fiction. ┬áSo first, let’s get the review bit out of the way. A friend lent me her copy of Knave of Spades, … Continue reading

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Chugging

Saw a snippet on the news about “Chugging”. Apparently it is the process whereby charities pay fundraisers a substantial fee if they manage to get givers signed up to a monthly direct debit. This can be via approaching people on … Continue reading

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Cats? Love them or leave them?

Whether you like cats or not – this is definitely worth a look. It will brighten your day. Let me know what you think (It’s not very long.)

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A Church in Crisis? or a Stitch up?

Last night’s TV documentary was billed in the paper thus: Reporter Reevel Anderson evaluates the benefits of the Church of Scotland and considers whether diminishing congregations are indications of the Kirk’s waning contemporary relevance. Yet, early in the day I … Continue reading

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The Smoke Jumper

The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans is a difficult book to review, though it was a compelling read. Maybe you know what smoke jumpers are, but at the start I had no idea. The book is set in the USA … Continue reading

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Wish I could see what happens

Thanks to Marbury for this link to a youtube video of a 3 year old reciting a complicated love poem. I can hardly believe it and would love to know what happens in life to the little boy. Let me … Continue reading

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At the pond

By Mary Oliver, from Evidence One summer I went every morning to the edge of a pond where a huddle of just-hatched geese would paddle to me and clamber up the marshy slope and over my body, peeping and staring … Continue reading

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