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About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Citizen of Europe and Fervent Remainer. Thinks that Members of Parliament and especially Ministers of the Crown, who lie to Parliament should be brought before a public tribunal where the evidence can be heard, and examined, and suitable penalties awarded.

One Picture is worth . . .

A very good summary of the last three years – and we haven’t yet hit the ground.

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The Last Post . . .

Since the storm cloud of the 21st Century is now visible on the near horizon, and in view of all the sorrow and farewells expressed in the European Parliament over this last week at the departure of the UK’s MEPs, … Continue reading

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What we are rejecting . . .

Who would want any of that rubbish ? Me !

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How Not To Do It . . .

The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in … Continue reading

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“Emily, Tell that Young Man . . . “

“Emily, tell that young man to go away, and to take his camera with him. Can he not see that I am about to take my bath ? Really ! People these days  . . .  “ Exeunt, muttering.

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Letter to the Editor . . .

In the current issue of “Computeractive” magazine (not shown above, by the way) the Editor asks for our opinions on the many and varied ways which are available for the receiving and viewing of TV programmes these days. He finishes … Continue reading

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Museum hunting . . .

Having left it to the last possible moment, today we set off for Dumfries Museum on a first ever visit to see their exhibition about Miss Pullinger, the lady engineer and the Galloway Car that she built. We found it … Continue reading

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Kirkcudbright Galleries and food for the soul, or not . . .

The day began, for us, with a visit to our Dentist. Having had an obvious tooth extraction I am now going through the process of having plate made and our Dentist is making a series of impressions to determine how … Continue reading

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Kirkcudbright Combination Poorhouse . . .

This evening we went to a talk on Kirkcudbright Poorhouse at the Parish Church Hall, at 7.30 pm. I append below the text of the Kirkcudbright History Society’s post on Facebook . . . At the January meeting Donald Cowell … Continue reading

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Friday, 3rd January

Following a successful visit to the Steamboat Inn on my birthday last December we decided to try it again and make further explorations into their menu. We went via Beeswing and the unclassified road from thence to New Abbey. We … Continue reading

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