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A Look Back At My 2013 and A Look Forward to 2014

At the risk of being self-indulgent, this post is more for me than readers – a convenient way to see everything I did last year of significance, all in one place. Walking and Running I carried on walking with my … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are, 1 week into 2013. (Still not used to that). It seems an opportune time to talk about New Years Resolutions. I don’t usually bother with them. I think if there’s something in your life you want to … Continue reading

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Life As A Submariner

The Guardian has an interesting article about daily life for submariners. It’s mostly silent on what they do when on duty (perhaps understandably so) but is full of little details about life while off-duty, such as that sailors often sleep … Continue reading

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50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4

The wonderful organisation that is the National Trust has today launched a campaign to get children to enjoy the outdoors. Their interesting marketing technique to kick this off is to issue a list of 50 things a child should do … Continue reading

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Quotes

Years ago, I got a lovely leather notebook as a present. I wasn’t sure what to do with it as it was too nice to waste on everyday scribbled notes. Eventually I settled on using it to record a selection … Continue reading

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Fabulously Sarcastic Letter From Freed Slave To His Former Owner

This is wonderful. Jourdon Anderson. a former slave, moved to Ohio after being emancipated at the end of the US Civil War. In 1865, his former owner, Colonel Anderson, wrote to him to ask him to return to work on … Continue reading

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Not A Deep And Meaningful Post…

… but just watch this video. I defy you not to have an enormous grin by the end of it.

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Looking Back And Looking Forwards

The start of the new year provides a bit of a kick up the backside to consider what I got up to last year and how I can make 2012 even better. The main highlights of my 2011 were: The … Continue reading

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The Southern Lights From Space

In this part of the world, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are very famous. Less people know that the Southern Hemisphere has its own celestial light show, the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis. The BBC website has a video of … Continue reading

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Chimpanzee Feeds Tiger Cubs

I thought I would find this video quite cute, but actually I find it a little weird and disturbing. A Thai zoo has trained a chimpanzee to feed tiger cubs from a baby’s bottle. I don’t understand why. It’s all … Continue reading

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