Category Archives: Random

Retro vs Old?

It’s generally a bit of fun going to a retro/vintage event, and there are popular eras for this; we get quite a few 1940s re-enactors at local venues, for instance, and they are always very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the era. … Continue reading

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Old stamping grounds, new look…

A few weeks ago we were up in Yorkshire briefly to visit family, and I thought we’d pop into Bradford on the way back to see what they’d done with the new City Park, having seen some pictures of this. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Stuffed asparagus!

Well, it’s not just me thinking this “official drought” is causing problems. The Asparagus Festival (yep, that’s for real) tomorrow has had to be cancelled.http://britishasparagusfestival.org/ The recent – and continuing – rain has royally stuffed the “gras” – asparagus – crop … Continue reading

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Glad to be wrong

I suddenly realised today that it’s five years since I was headed to the hospital for a bone scan to see if, or how far, the recently diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) had spread. It had taken since the previous … Continue reading

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Ça continue…

A belated post thanks to a malevolent little bug which effectively felled me this last week. We ended up in France on the weekend of the first round of elections for our ‘maiden’ twinning trip…  The embargo  on exit poll & … Continue reading

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Little Wins

A nice little surprise yesterday in the welter of underwhelming junky email in my inbox; apparently I have won a Kodak camera with a picture I took a while ago of the poppy field at Blackstone Farm, a Worcestershire Wildlife Trust reserve. I’m … Continue reading

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