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Anointing for appointing

The best two-month period of TV sales ever? World cup? Olympics? Leicester City’s dramatic title win? Actually it was just before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. For the first time ever, ordinary folk got a look-in on … Continue reading

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The advantage

In the UK, we’ve just had a Summer Budget. There have been a few winners, and some significant losers, meaning life will get harder for some. Back in the days when there were no social pay-outs at all, often the biggest … Continue reading

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Averting damage

Our kids had reached the stage where we felt it was safe to leave them in the house alone for a short time. We’d not long moved into a rented house on the outskirts of town and had gone over to a … Continue reading

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Slaves no longer

The thing that made me absolutely determined to cast my vote in our recent general election, was the thought of all that the suffragettes endured to win it for me. My rights came at a huge cost. I have no … Continue reading

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Challenged to change

As a teenager, when I was studying for exams, I used to leave all my books out when I finished for the night, as I would be starting from the same point the next morning. Why waste time tidying up, … Continue reading

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Doing what you must

Grasshoppers. The image in my mind is of a childhood family holiday in the country; a warm evening, and the amazing sounds of their chirruping all along one particular hedge. Yet one species of these things can suddenly turn into a swarming … Continue reading

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A promise is a promise

I saw my granddaughter today. “Grandma, when can I come for my sleeper-over?” It’s definitely her turn. She’s 6, and knows her dues better than the taxman, but I didn’t have my diary with me. “You can come one night this … Continue reading

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