8th November, 2021

I received new bank cards in the post recently with the instruction to sign on the back and proceed to cut up my old ones.  Of course, that pre-empted the usual time-consuming search for that elusive black biro one keeps for just this – and other boring forms...
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5th November, 2021

My God, I either need a Valium or to blow into a brown bag!  The definition of ‘stress’ – trying to book tickets for the Eagles at Murrayfield next June!  Honestly, I had no idea they were coming until, checking my emails this morning, I was about to...
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31st October, 2021

Shake it up a bit, that’s what I say!  I’ve never written a post on a Sunday before and, shying away from November – who wouldn’t? – I’m hanging on to October so … Pathetic fallacy.  There’s just something about these...
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26th October, 2021

‘My birthdays are the best!’.  Well, there’s no denying.  However, I’m beginning to realise just how cold October can be!  One day, we shall be at the top of the Spanish Steps, once more, large glass of Cervaro to hand … ‘My...
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18th October, 2021

It seems the less I write, the more people read.  Silent for a few days and I have gained India and Spain!  China remains a stalwart, of course – and for that I am very grateful – but, from time to time, I do question the relevance of some of my subject...
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