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Mystery Silver Surfer

Alien Space Bats

A week ago I asked if we had woken up in an Alternate Universe, as from seemingly nowhere we are now living and surviving in

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Worlds Pantry

FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE

We are, like millions of people over the world, coffee lovers. Not only is it a civilized weekend ritual for us; meeting friends in town

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Deaks

Playtime

This is playtime in a school in France as the schools come out of lockdown! Well that certainly looks like fun doesn’t it? Hide and

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Deaks

Rediscovering Old Practices.

So, inspired by Tracie’s trimmed bush and G&T breakfast, I got thinking about what new delights I have discovered during lockdown.  I am really loving

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Ann Kirkby

Hair Madness

Well, I finally cracked. I’ve had to buy a pack of hair clips to keep my locks reasonably tamed. Fortunately, even though I had to

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Deaks

Unconditional Love

When you are a Hammer and your first Grandchild is a Gooner, by order of his dad, but you still couldn’t love him any more

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Shaun

SNOWPLOUGH

I’ve felt pretty damn low for the past few days.Boris seems to have ‘thrown’ people back to work and it depresses the hell out of

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Mystery Silver Surfer

Alternative Universe

Do you ever think that you’ve gone to sleep and woken up in an “Alternate Universe”? It seems we are now in Bizarro world where

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Deaks

VE Tanks

It’s easy to miss stuff in Chelmsford at the moment as a result of us being confined largely to our homes. On a rare trip

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Totally Tracie

A Chicks Gotta Live!

8 weeks in Isolation, everyone is learning new skills and what have I learn’t? I will tell you shall I? How to mix the perfect

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Doom Squad

The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

For those who have never seen Chinese artist’s Cai Guo-Qiang pyrotechnic displays, they are truly breathtaking. Known throughout the world for his stunning gunpowder installations

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Road Map
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Mystery Silver Surfer

ROAD MAP

So after the Prime Minister’s confusing message last night (10/5/2020) we have a Roadmap to recovery – Really? What’s a Roadmap meant to mean whilst

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Deaks

That Sinking Feeling

Ok, so another 3 weeks in Lockdown. I get it Boris, I really do, but when you said there would be a gradual relaxation of

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Phil Claydon

Munich to Salzburg

Long long ago it was possible to travel almost anywhere in the world and there was a whole industry called tourism dedicated to it. As

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Deaks

Love Island

At last a positive comes from this wretched Corvid-19, they have cancelled the next series of Love Island.  I’ve not watched a single episode of

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Cheese
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MOTCO - Man on the Clapham Omnibus

Why?

Why is grated cheese exciting? I love cheese but there is a childlike excitement in having grated cheese.Just saying. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

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Mystery Silver Surfer

Today May 8 2020

It’s sobering at this time of crisis to remember the losses incurred during World War II as we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of

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