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John Brassey
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Blogger and author. Novels Give Me Your Tomorrow and Mr Prendergast's Fantastic Find available to download on Amazon
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Officially Old
Although I've been retired for a few years now, I've never thought of myself as old. Not, that is, until today when I got a letter from the Department Of Works And Pensions (not a telegram from the queen thank goodness) confirming my Old Age Pension (it's n...
Officially Old
Officially Old
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Some Spare Time For Once
Before we left Scotland last week we popped into The Old Course Hotel for a coffee. It's always a pleasure to visit and we're made very welcome as we enjoy our drinks in the comfort of the lounge overlooking the world famous golf course. Little touches like...
Some Spare Time For Once
Some Spare Time For Once
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Capitals Of Culture - From London To Edinburgh (Via Yorkshire)
We've gone into culture overdrive for the end of summer and crammed our time with one event after another. Last Thursday we headed to London for another play at the National Theatre. The cleverly titled Home I'm Darling is a fascinating tale of a young woma...
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A Month Of Visits And Visiting
It's been almost a month since I wrote about our trip to London to march against Donald Trump and we've had another packed schedule with little time to draw breath. We drove up to Southport to collect my mum and bring her back to Suffolk for a few days brea...
A Month Of Visits And Visiting
A Month Of Visits And Visiting
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We Sang It Loud We Sang It Clear
Donald Trump's Not Welcome Here That was one of the themes of the wonderful anti-Trump demonstration we joined in London yesterday. The crowd was phenomenal, good humoured and extremely well behaved.  We caught the train from Ipswich along with many others....
We Sang It Loud We Sang It Clear
We Sang It Loud We Sang It Clear
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Some Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
It's been absolutely roasting since we got back from St Andrews and we've enjoyed a couple of fairly lazy weeks in the sunshine getting back on top of the garden and mostly pottering about, reading and managing to find time to finish the crosswords (me) and...
Some Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
Some Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
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Phew Not A Scorcher
As I write, the sun is high in the sky and the temperature has soared to close to 25 degrees. There's not a cloud to be seen. If only that had been the case in St Andrews for the last fortnight.  We had a great time staying in our caravan and seeing the fam...
Phew Not A Scorcher
Phew Not A Scorcher
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So That Was May
The last time I blogged I said that I'd been too busy to keep writing things up but I'd find more time in May. Famous last words. May turned out to be even more hectic -with little time to draw breath. I know that lots of retired people say this sort of thi...
So That Was May
So That Was May
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What Happened To April?
It was 21st March when I last updated the blog. That's the longest gap I've had since I started writing this over five years ago and I'm going to try not to leave such a long time between blogs again. There's been quite a lot going on that's put blogging lo...
What Happened To April?
What Happened To April?
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Five Films, Four Detecting Trips And Three Days With The Grandchildren
It was Marion's birthday this week. Here she is wearing her birthday present from some of the family. She's looking as great as always and I think she's a very glamorous sixty-something.  We were in full grandparenting mode last weekend. The Rochester famil...
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