Just another day Christmas Day isn’t it? Well it is and it isn’t. After all that’s happened this year, there was no better reminder that family is pretty much all that matters. Thankfully, unlike so many others, we were able to spend it with ours. How strange it is we need food, drink and presentsContinue reading “A Christmas message”
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Christmas Day 2020 is here at last.
By 8.35am we’d opened all our presents. It takes weeks to buy them, hours to wrap them and minutes to open them. I’ve been a very lucky boy – great pressies from Mrs Jones including some new trainers and a new running cap. It’s a beautiful bright sunny day and there was more than aContinue reading “Christmas Day 2020 is here at last.”
Day out at Blenheim Palace gardens filled me with patriotic pride
The gardens of Britain’s National Trust sites have been re-opening up and down the country. On a quiet wet Wednesday last week I visited one of the country’s finest, Blenheim Palace near Oxford, It’s a place I’ve been meaning to visit for a long time. I’m sure I went there when I was young – thoughContinue reading “Day out at Blenheim Palace gardens filled me with patriotic pride”
What a rubbish service councils are providing during the pandemic!
When all this is over there will be the pandemic heroes and then there will be the zeros. Of course at the top of the table will be the front-line health and care workers who have had to confront the virus head on. They’ll be followed closely by all the other key workers who oftenContinue reading “What a rubbish service councils are providing during the pandemic!”