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Step round the boxes and enjoy the food!
If you happen to visit Doncaster then I can heartily recommend a little delicatessen. Possibly called Scicluna Deli, but not necessarily so as there are few visible signs of any consistency. Outside there is one name and on the napkins another! It is located more or less beneath the Premier ...
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Good old fashioned entertainment in a neighbouring village.
Here's a good excuse for a short walk in a few weeks' time. This area seems to be well provided when it comes to local brewers and Merriman are promoting and arranging this 'festival for all the family'. Especially family members who like real ale, cider and wine and bouncy castles.
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That's it. 326 Conservative seats. Well done, David and Conservatives team.
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I am concerned at the number and intensity of nasty comments about people's education, upbringing or background coming from so many left wing candidates and their supporters, so much more noticeable due to the easier promotion and distribution through social media.

This is far worse than I recall in previous elections and I am hoping that a substantial vote for the Conservatives will demonstrate that there are still enough normal, decent British people do not dislike someone because of the school they went to, their career success or family background.

All parties have fools and annoying candidates but Labour and other left wing parties seem to have a remarkable number of genuinely rude and unpleasant candidates who I would really not want to see representing me or my country here or abroad.

I have found the Conservative - Liberal Democrat working agreement to have been successful to date and, if necessary, would be quite happy to see that Government continue, especially as it is likely to represent a significant majority of voters' wishes (if not actual seats).

So, where a tactical Liberal Democrat vote is most likely to remove a Labour threat, I would be inclined to use it.
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I think everything is much more noticeable on social media, and perhaps you're just noticing the stuff that annoys you.  If you ask me, it's quite hard to knock a candidate for their education, upbringing and background when all three of the main parties seem to come from more or less the same schools and university courses.

I agree that the Conservatives have done a very good job on what was a particularly difficult wicket over the last 5 years.  For their part, I also think the Lib Dems have done an excellent job of keeping the Tories in check, in an entirely invisible and unsung way.

That said, I'm still not going to vote for either of them.
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The new Comedy Greats introduce a variation in the related booklet. It seems that it is a tradition now to issue a 4+2 book with each Special Issue (assuming that they have a 1st Class NVI value) and pop two examples in with ...
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It isn't often that I sit in a field on my own and giggle out loud, not only because work and the climate here makes a conjunction of a free hour or two in daytime and sunshine a rare occurrence but also the state of my health and finances are not particula...
It isn't often that I sit in a field on my own and giggle out loud, not only because work and the climate here makes a conjunction of a free hour or two in daytime and sunshine a rare occurrence but also the state of my healt...
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Excellent share. It made me chuckle! Thanks, +Andrew Hill!
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A good job by Royal Mail to mark 175 years after the first stamps become available for public use.
A marvellous job by Royal Mail for the 175th anniversary of the 1d black and 2d blue being made available for postal use to the public. Several items are being promoted but the main items are the self adhesive !st black in a ...
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Please Google. It's time to update Picasa / Photos to make what should be simple tasks less awkward.
After all this time Google Photos and Picasa are still not working terribly well together. For many tasks, I adore Picasa and find it suits so many of my day-to-day storage, editing and publishing needs. I would like to see some updating of the slideshow fe...
After all this time Google Photos and Picasa are still not working terribly well together. For many tasks, I adore Picasa and find it suits so many of my day-to-day storage, editing and publishing needs. I would like to se...
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175 Today.
Look out for some excellent new issues in a few days.
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Hertfordshire, UK - Milton Keynes - Caddington - Abbots Langley - Kings Langley - Hatherden - Frensham - Bovingdon - Balerno - Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh - Anstruther - Frogmore - St Albans
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Writer | Web and Graphic Designer | Lecturer. E-learning consultant promoting plain English. Love 60s music photography and village life. The Respectable rebel http://ahi2000.com
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Still crazy after all these years but respectable when I need to be. Lecturing in web design pays the rent and available for hire to entertain staff who'd like to know about e-learning or using web tools in education. I also do Staff ICT skills assessment and training and graphic and web design for private clients.

Writer - novels and children's stories and articles on ILT, e-learning and education and, far more fun, entertainment and TV series!

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  • St Albans School
    1963 - 1970
  • Park Street School
  • Colney Street School
  • St Andrew's University
    Mathematics, 1970 - 1971
  • Middlesex University
    E-learning Management, 2010 - 2011
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From the outside you are unlikely to leap through the door with much enthusiasm as it all looks a bit drab and dusty but it you take a deep breath and dive in and go straight through to the restaurant area you'll find a very genuine welcome and décor that probably hasn't changed since the 1970s. But that's how Chinese restaurants are and this is clean 1970s. we even had the marble rotating centre thing which makes sharing dishes easy provided everyone heads in the same direction. The menu has both Peking and Cantonese items and we chose one of the pre-set menus with a bundle of additional items. Prawn crackers arrived at the table almost as quickly as we did. The rest of the food was considerably slower, though. That's not necessarily a bad thing and it was all very freshly cooked and sizzled nicely on arrival. As a group of five, three teenagers a 30-year-old and I'm not giving away my massive age, we'd decided just to share everything and asked that they just bring it all as and when it was ready, expecting a sort of continuous flow of food. We also thought we'd ordered two of the set meals and worried that they were tiny portions but it transpired we'd only been given (and charged for) one. As well as misunderstanding that bit of the order, our desire to have most stuff arriving together didn't seem to get heard either and there were quite long gaps between 'courses'. We thought they were just being slow but they were just waiting for someone to finish something and that someone was trying to make it last until something else came along. Chicken and egg. Or maybe a beef and oyster sauce situation. For all that, the elderly staff were like old Chinese mothers looking after us and you kinda didn't want to hurry them along. The dishes were all excellent and, once the main courses arrived, there was plenty, despite the single set meal, and all was good with the world. I particular noted that we were only provided with chopsticks which was a nice change to the boring spoons and forks most establishments now give people as standard. I am sure we could have asked for some though so if you're worried about your chopstick skills sending prawns down others' cleavages you'll be fine. It was a Monday evening, quite early and there was just one other table occupied so we were able to laugh and joke without worrying about disturbing anyone. For what we wanted it proved an ideal place. Good quality, reasonable price - about £16 a head in total - and I am happy to recommend it.
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OK, so it feels a bit like a place just for tourists to stop at but if you've been wandering around this fascinating area iy is as good as any a place to sit down. Watch the world go by for a while and the food and refreshments are fine. After days of dumplings I was quite ready for a taste of the West and a burger was very welcome. My partner had some great tasting soup and, of course, the wine and beer went down very well. Very clean and reasonably priced. Pleasant Australian-sounding staff.
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Public - a month ago
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Very clean and very tidy little cottage set in brilliant surroundings. Run by a lovely lady who is keen to please and very knowledgeable. Our rooms were beautifully furnished - maybe a little too quaint for me! The hot water was way too hot but maybe that's a device to prevent people using too much! Our visit was at the height of a heatwave and I spent more time sitting in the garden than in the rooms in a house built to retain not lose heat. Nice breakfast and good quality local produce. Tiny eggs - you may need to order two. Great home-made bread. No hesitation in recommending the accommodation. The beach is quite a fair 15 minute walk away and comprises solely very large stones. It'll be peaceful, though!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Just what I was looking for: a country pub where you could just wander in and enjoy good beer and plenty of home-cooked food. Plates full to overflowing. Hot and tasty. Calories galore. The place hasn't moved with the times but is all the better for that. It's clean and several nice fires kept us warm on a damp and chilly day. The barman will probably make you smile - if you're looking for a pretty blonde to serve you drinks then this may not be the place for you, though! I was delighted to see things like brass animals just sitting on a mantelpiece. In so many places anything of value would be either out of reach or behind glass. I just have to return for the sponge puddings. Good value, honest, unpretentious place.
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Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Excellent food and refreshment and really reasonable prices. Simple seating and busy at peak hours but time it right and you can stay for a while quite peacefully. Nicely cooked grilled cheese and chips, tasty soup.
Public - a month ago
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Comfortable little pub buried in a part of Hertfordshire even some locals probably won't have explored. Simple lunch menu available for our visit was quite adequate and dishes well-presented with good flavour. Beers seemed well-kept and house red excellent. No canned music - a pleasant change these days. Lots of respectable old ladies around. For simple, good value fare in peaceful surroundings, well worth a visit.
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