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Whimsy

The Right Time

I’ve often thought I would read some of those Great Books when I had the time. Or when work is a little less demanding. Or whenever. Well waiting for “whenever” can take quite a while. Earlier this year I took … Continue reading

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Wandering

Fountains Abbey is one of our favourite places for a family wander.

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Does the TV licence support Sky?

There’s a petition live at the moment, based upon the assertion that the BBC is required to pay Sky for carrying its channels. The logic of the petition is that Sky gains far more from the BBC than vice versa … Continue reading

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How did we get here?

This famous little book was aimed at bright and inquisitive children, but nevertheless it reawakened my interest in history. I say ‘reawakened’, but really I never caught the history bug as a child. I was much more in to the … Continue reading

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Things fall apart…

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. … Continue reading

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All that glisters

When the economy is rocky, folk wisdom says to buy gold…it’s a safe store of value. But why? I mean, it certainly has practical uses – in electronics, for example. But so do many other substances &, whilst commodities have … Continue reading

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We’re all individuals…

I’m not! Remember that scene in The Life of Brian? Well it seems that conforming is just what people do. And maybe it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes…

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Icicles

We may have to remove these! Ice fencing anyone?

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Any excuse

’tis the season to…give up and go home early! We’re really no good at snow here are we? Snowing most of the morning in Leeds and the office was 3/4 empty by lunchtime. So with conference call done with, I … Continue reading

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The Wasteland

This has been the dominant view from my office window for the last couple of years, since the development was initially put on hold and then finally canned. It was to be a huge, 40+ storey, apartment block. Well, I … Continue reading

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