Friday 14 August 2020

The recent weather challenges the rather pompous patronising saying that ‘horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow’.

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Friday 20 September 2019

When I was younger, we were told when visiting the country that we should ‘Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs.’

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A Different Normal

Monday 29 April 2019

The eggs have been hunted, the Lenten abstinences have been joyfully left behind, the Easter feast has been celebrated and schools have started again.

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Friday 4 January 2019

The feast of the Epiphany which we mark today recalls the visit of the Magi and their bringing of the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to lay at the feet of the Christ-child.

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Being ‘normal’

Friday 31 August 2018

At this time of year, my inner ‘Victor Meldrew’ is most likely to surface. It usually happens in response to someone saying ‘holidays are over now’ or ‘it’s the start of a new term’.

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Friday 10 November 2017

As a child, I hated Remembrance Sunday. I very much enjoyed my time in the Cubs, Scouts and Venture Scouts and tolerated the monthly church visit. However, Remembrance Church Parade involved earnest older people telling me that I must be serious about this.

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