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Posted at 2:50pm Friday 10th May 2013
We were going through some old boxes this weekend, clearing away the collected debris of two decades of hoarding, and facing that terrible dilemma – having dutifully carried these things round for year upon year, can you finally face throwing them away?
Posted at 10:47am Monday 15th April 2013
We've got plenty of sporting treasures round here. Not just Vicarage Road, but some staggeringly beautiful cricket grounds, football fields that stretch into the distance, excellent cycle paths, equestrian facilities, golf courses and ten-pin bowling.
Posted at 9:47am Friday 1st March 2013
My wife and I have made a vow to try to go to the cinema once in a while. We wanted to say once per week but the demands of work, children and, well, life in general often turn an aspiration into a near-miss.
Posted at 10:57am Friday 8th February 2013
A year ago, I went camping with the local Cub Scout group and it snowed. Not a little apology of a flurry, but proper deep snow. We got back to the campsite, tired and hungry, and ended up having hot chocolate next to a raging fire as the snow fell all around us.
Posted at 12:29pm Friday 25th January 2013
I still remember Opal Fruits. I liked that name more than Starburst, but time has done its job.
Posted at 12:20pm Friday 11th January 2013
A few years have passed but still we remember those poor old Chilean miners. Trapped beneath the surface, the world slowly coming in on them. Brought down by the failure of machinery.
Posted at 10:10am Friday 14th December 2012
These are very tough time for our shops. The economy is creaking like a mast in a gale and just about everyone has responded by cutting down on their spending.
Posted at 10:00am Friday 30th November 2012
So winter’s here. We can’t avoid it any more. The signs are all around us and, while I’m constantly on the lookout for the happy side of global warming, there are only so many times that you can deny what’s right in front of you.
Posted at 1:36pm Friday 16th November 2012
My father turned 80 this week so we had a little party. Family and a few friends, some glasses of bubbly and his choice of food – sausages and mash followed by profiteroles. When you get to his age, you eat what you like.
Posted at 2:12pm Friday 2nd November 2012
There is a little list on many news websites that tells you the most read articles of the day. It’s normally one of three things – either an important news story, a tale that involves a celebrity, or something utterly weird.