Category Archives: Thinking, or ranting, or both

The other side of beauty?

The grass could do with a trim. But there’s something stopping me taking out the push mower. I simply can’t do it. It’s not because I’m tired after a long weekend spent in the company of friends I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Student satisfaction – what does it take? And is it edible – sorry – ethical?

Student fees in England are high. And as someone who received a grant to study from a local authority – as almost all students did, back in the good ol’ days – I feel sorry for the youngsters who have … Continue reading

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Teamwork, followers? A ‘doing good things’ idea

Hello everyone. A very short post today with one question about this charitable scheme which helps entrepreneurs in ‘developing’ countries and only requires small, returnable donations to work: https://www.lendwithcare.org/info/how_it_works would you be interested in joining a team if I set … Continue reading

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Dogs, logs – and more important things

It was a two walk weekend, after a week of only one. And that one was to the shops. With a brief diversion into the cemetery. Those angels. They need watching over. Something about having strangers working in the house … Continue reading

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That little girl in red sandals

OK, so my last post was: heavy/silly/vain/weird/interesting/other (no need to delete as appropriate). On the plus side, in one comment, the seer said he could see the little girl I portrayed, running around in her pretty dress, red sandals and … Continue reading

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Gagged and bound. It’s no way to treat a dog

England, it is said, is a nation of dog lovers. Imagine, then, the furore that greeted publication of an image which – well, I’ll try and describe it as I don’t have access to it. A dog is tied to … Continue reading

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Tangled up. Sometimes in blue

‘You’re keeping busy’, someone said to me to me this week, as if I were a retired person going on serial coach trips. Not that there’s anything wrong with coach trips. Especially if they involve drinking illicit alcohol on the … Continue reading

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