Scotland

Posted By on 21st September 2022

I’ve been to Scotland again, sadly I arrived on the day the Queen passed away, which put a bit of a damper on things.

However, we did go to lots of lovely places, and the weather was kind to us too.

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Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

Posted By on 1st July 2022

It’s a little-known fact that my brother-in-law, Scottish Graham, a Dewsbury lad born and bred, once had a conversation with Betty Boothroyd in a hairdressers whilst she was having her hair done.

Baroness Boothroyd as she is now has always fascinated me, moving as she did from humble beginnings in a Yorkshire market town to Speaker of the House of Commons and ultimately a member of the House of Lords, having even been a Tiller Girl for a short time along the way.

She also has great hair.

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70 Years And Counting

Posted By on 2nd June 2022

It’s hard not to be impressed and moved by today’s Jubilee celebrations. I spent an enjoyable morning ironing to the Trooping of the Colour followed by the magnificent fly past over Buckingham Palace.

Us Brits are pretty good at that kind of thing.

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Not So Sunny Scotland

Posted By on 27th May 2022

The last day of my holiday dawned dull and damp. We had been warned, which is why we went to the coast earlier in my stay. We started the day with a visit to the sheep. Millie, Bluebell, Hazel and Fiver.

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Sunny Scotland (continued)

Posted By on 20th May 2022

After our trip to Sunnyside Beach, we took one look at the evenings TV schedules and decided it was probably a good time to have a Ludo tournament. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)

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Sunny Scotland

Posted By on 13th May 2022

Well, here I am again after quite a long absence. Inspiration has been lacking, but after spending a few days in Scotland visiting my sister, I have some wonderful photos to share.

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Where Did 2021 Go?

Posted By on 1st January 2022

The other day my niece’s little girl was telling me they’d been learning about the Iron Age and the Stone Age at school. She then proceeded to tell me that we are now living in the ‘Covid Age’, I guess when you’re 6 yrs old it’s all you’ve ever known.

If you’re reading this, well done, you’ve successfully negotiated another unpredictable year, which seems to have flown by, despite all the trials and tribulations.

So how best to look back at such an extraordinary year?

They say pictures paint a 1000 words, so I’ve picked out a few of my favourites.

WARNING. Swear words and un-PC.

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Merry Xmas

Posted By on 11th December 2021

We’re all familiar with the old chestnut, “How do you fit 4 elephants into a Mini?”, well I’ve got a new one for you.

How do you fit a 4′ living Xmas tree into a Mini?

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Sometimes.

Posted By on 5th November 2021

Sometimes getting up early in the morning is a good thing.

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Donkeys

Posted By on 24th October 2021

I’ve always loved donkeys. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know, I just have and I’ve been a supporter of the famous Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth for more years than I care to remember.

They do remarkable work rescuing and rehabilitating ill-treated, neglected and abused donkeys all over the UK and around the world, as well as providing donkey assisted therapy to children and adults with learning difficulties.

All of this started by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen in 1969 when she bought a donkey called ‘Naughty Face’.

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