Life: Squirrels, Baking and Flying

Have you ever been squirrel fishing? Have you ever used squirrels in your baking? Have you ever boarded a flight with a squirrel? These unusual questions have presented themselves to me over the past few…

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Life: Summer Loving, Teenage Culture and Growing Up

Grease is 40 and that makes me feel a little bit old. I was a cute eight year old in 1978 when the film was first released. It was given an A rating by the…

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Life: Heatwaves, Ladybirds and Tizer

Phew! What a scorcher! We have just had the driest start to a summer since modern records began in 1961. Could this unusually inclement weather be due to global warming? As I wallow selfishly in…

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Life: Stamina, Parties and Hangovers

My friends and I are all approaching or have reached the big 50, and I totally agree with the old adage that like good wine, we improve with age. This improvement can be interpreted in…

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Life: Snow And The Joy Of Reading

I have and always will be a total ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to snow. I don’t want to be anywhere near it, never mind play it in.  As a nation, we were updated continually…

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