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John Brassey
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Blogger and author. First novel Give Me Your Tomorrow now available to download on Amazon
Blogger and author. First novel Give Me Your Tomorrow now available to download on Amazon

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A Cracking Time
We've been waiting for spring to arrive and the chance to get out and about riding down our beautiful local cycle routes for weeks now but, being fair weather cyclists, a Goldilocks day with the weather being "just right" has still failed to materialise - m...

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What A Swell Party That Was
We headed up to Ribchester on Saturday to celebrate our friend Mark (above's) sixtieth birthday (He looks much younger doesn't he?)  This wasn't a hanging about boozing and filling our faces party as Mark led us on a five mile trek around the fields and lan...

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They Call It Progress
There's nothing worse than a NIMBY I suppose but this week we got a taste of what NIMBYISM must feel like as the bulldozers moved onto the fields some way behind our house. The Fram Residents' Association did its best to stop the Taylor Wimpey development b...

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Not Quite Mr Prendergast's Fantastic Find
If you haven't read my new novel yet (that's it over there on the right - cheap as chips), it tells the story of a man called Dave Prendergast who makes and amazing find on eBay. We often see people on Antiques Roadshow who have made great finds at car boot...

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A Welcome Visitor (91)
We're back in Scotland for Easter. We wanted to spend some time with my mum but she's not as agile as she used to be and, as we worried about her managing the stairs in Framlingham, the stair-free caravan in St Andrews was a better option. We drove up on Su...

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Two Five Star Reviews So Far
Ask any self published author what spurs them on and I'm sure that they will tell you that a positive response to their work is high on the list. So I am delighted to say that, after a couple of weeks since its release,  Mr Pendergast's Fantastic Find  now ...

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No Punctures So Far This Week (Touch Wood)
After driving the five hundred miles back from St Andrews on Monday it was a busy week as we prepared for our favourite decorator Gerald Clements to come back and redecorate our lounge, kitchen, bathroom and ensuite. We've asked Gerald to do some work every...

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Hidden Treasure And How To Find It?
Imagine scrolling through eBay and spotting a priceless antique for sale for just a few pounds. It's not beyond the realms of possibility as people do sometimes get things wrong. Here are a couple of things I've spotted and bought in recent months. And here...

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A Costly Trip
Although we had a lovely time visiting our daughter Sarah and her partner Duncan and our two Scottish granddaughters last week in St Andrews, it was an unlucky week for us.  On Tuesday morning Marion headed out in the car only to return five minutes later t...
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