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Storm Ali . . .

Storm Ali starts work on installing a new fence. Some time ago, knowing that the centre post of this section of fence was rotted through at the base, we got an estimate for the replacement of the whole section.  Today, … Continue reading

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Plant Fair . . .

Sunday saw the autumn plant fair in the harbour square. The weather was worsening at the time when we went, but we escaped a wetting. Plenty of plants on sale, but not very colourful photo wise as at this time … Continue reading

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How high is a Basecamp ?

Today we went off to explore the Laggan Outdoor Centre recently (to us anyway) as a reward for having our feet refitted at the podiatrist’s.  The entry is on the A75, but once in there is quite a long winding … Continue reading

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Graceful, but bent and toothless . . .

Bent valve stems after cambelt failure. Belt, good teeth and stripped teeth. Back in 2005 we were making our annual pilgrimage to the Lake Artists’ exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall. A short distance past the King’s Head Inn at Thirlspot … Continue reading

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Will he crack it ?

Well, here we go. Project Gutenberg has arrived on WordPress. OMG. If all goes well, you might see two pictures below. Hang on ! The photo straight out of the phone. The same photo modified with the plugin AltaLux in … Continue reading

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GDPR . . .

GDPR – German Democratic Peoples’ Republic ? Er. No. General Data Protection Regulation. An EU Regulation which came into force on 25 May 2018. So, information about us online is safe now ? Allegedly yes. Who does the GDPR affect? … Continue reading

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The Rain it Raineth . . .

“When there are grey skies, I don’t mind the grey skies . . . “ Until recently the weather forecast was a steadily increasing number of days without rain, the last figure I remember was 50 days, and the country … Continue reading

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Fake News, or, Two Sides of the Same Question . . .

We need to dump some cardboard at our local waste recycling centre – but – we need to be quick because on the Council website there is this . . .       Customer Notice Threatened suspension of Household … Continue reading

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The Perils of Awayness . . .

When you go away for a few days it is good advice to switch off all the unnecessary electrics. What you cannot predict however is that time when the electricity supplier will switch it off for you. On returning home … Continue reading

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If Disaster Strikes . . . or, “Be Prepared”

Back in 1938, 1939, with war most definitely on the horizon the Government set about preparing the nation for the worst. Today, as the prospect of a clean break with the European Union and its institutions and laws faces us … Continue reading

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