Monthly Archive: December 2009

The Village: Total Recall

Posted on December 31, 2009

On my first visit to my local bakery, I was pleasantly surprised when the assistant stepped forward to introduce herself and warmly shook me by the hand. She politely asked for my name in return and welcomed me to the village. I left the shop.. >>> more

Battle of the dolls: Barbie vs Marie

Posted on December 31, 2009

One is a ‘plastic-fantastic’ doll brought to life on the New York catwalk, the other is a showbiz trouper who creates dolls in her own image. Both turned 50 this year.

Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary in style earlier this year with a.. >>> more

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This is your captain speaking

Posted on August 30, 2018

We were flying Ryanair from Stansted Airport. 



We were.. >>> more

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low

Posted on June 27, 2018

I spent last week on the island of Skye. It was lovely, apart from the wind... >>> more

Thirty minus one

Posted on April 29, 2018

Thirty years married. How could it have slipped our.. >>> more