Category Archives: family and otherwise

A story for Halloween

As darkness fell the lights across the valley came winking on, showing which houses had people home. There was one stubborn patch of darkness, however, where no-one lived. Or at least, where no-one had lived for a very long time. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Recipe for Flapjacks

Ultimate? Well, the flapjacks are popular and I’ve been asked for the recipe several times by people who have actually eaten the results, so I’m calling it a success. This is what I do and why. I really don’t like … Continue reading

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Portrait of the dog, as drawn by my daughter.

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Do we get the culture we deserve?

I’ve been pondering various things around this theme for a while but I read a tweet this morning that brought things into sharp focus. As a society we are often too separated from the consequences of our actions, so we … Continue reading

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One of the Wonderful Things You can Do On A Day Trip to London

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The Delicate Art of Avoiding a Broken Nose

This isn’t a guide to keeping out of trouble on the mean streets of Kent, it’s about taking a dog for a walk, specifically my dog.  A Springer Spaniel has various levels of excitement; 1) Mooching around the kitchen like … Continue reading

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