29th March, 2019

​Never be lulled into a false sense of security.  I predicted a fairly innocuous week ahead only to be faced with a self-inflicted debilitating injury coupled with the aftermath of too much apple cider vinegar!  One couldn’t write it – but, for those immersed in the...
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22nd March, 2019

​‘When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window … ‘  The infamous words of the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.  I have never forgotten them, or should I say the sentiment.  The actual quote – well, I have a funny story about that involving Sandro,...
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15th March, 2019

‘Take another shot of courage … ‘  Always refer to Tequila Sunrise in times of  despondency; that’s the Eagles’ version not the alcohol alternative although, quite honestly, one could be forgiven for taking it literally!  Awaking to driving wind this morning, –...
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8th March, 2019

​‘Laughter is the closest distance between two people.’   Victor Borge It is good to make someone laugh but to enjoy being laughed at – as opposed to with – takes years of training.  Growing up with my father and brother, I’ve been there, done that and got...
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1st March, 2019

​As nature tempts us with the prospect of Spring in February, record temperatures have been reached in various parts of the country and there is no doubting that sunshine and a balmy breeze boosts the morale but … who among us would fall for that?  Of course, there is...
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