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Michael Dale
Works at Cherwell District Council
Attended North Oxfordshire College
Lives in Banbury
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Procrastinating in Oxford with a camera
It's been said a picture speaks a thousand words. So here's 11 thousand words about Oxford...
It's been said a picture speaks a thousand words. So here's 11 thousand words about Oxford...
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I am writer... read my roar!
I am writer, read my roar! "What do you want to achieve?" I am asked. Upon receiving my reply, the follow up question is "and
how do you think you can achieve that?" This is the hardest question to answer. It's easy to have
dreams and goals. But making them...
I am writer, read my roar! "What do you want to achieve?" I am asked. Upon receiving my reply, the follow up question is "and how do you think you can achieve that?" This is the hardest question to answer. It's easy to hav...
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A way to inspire more writing
Aged 38 (and one week) I have found something new in life that I thoroughly enjoy. This is a pleasing revelation because it can become easy to settle into a lifetime of routine that soon renders every day, and every week, much the same as the last until sud...
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A day in the life of an absent blogger
The tea shop The OxWash truck partially obscures the aging architecture that was supposed to be my glorious view through the tea house window.  Background chatter of fellow patrons boasting multiple languages and accents, passing buses, some open topped wit...
The tea shop The OxWash truck partially obscures the aging architecture that was supposed to be my glorious view through the tea house window. Background chatter of fellow patrons boasting multiple languages and accents, pas...
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WOW!!! I am buzzing! Why? Because yesterday was our first Fitness & Wellness Day of 2016!!! Rachel Holmes came and taught HIIT and gave us a really inspiring talk. Following that I taught Fight FX for the first time. Which everybody loved!! I'm...
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On Friday the 13th I held my first KSFL Banbury Curry Night at the National Herb Centre. Almost 50 people attended and pretty much filled up the café! The chefs at the NHC did a three course meal for us, starting with onion bhajis and vegetable pakoras, followed by... #buffet #christmas #currynight
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What happens when you reach your destination?
I'm sitting in my new favourite local café, Veneto, nursing
an iced soy latte, tablet on the table, listening to Italian love songs drift
through the hidden speakers. My visit to town started with a trip to Henry's to try on a
couple of suits, one for hire,...
I'm sitting in my new favourite local café, Veneto, nursing an iced soy latte, tablet on the table, listening to Italian love songs drift through the hidden speakers. My visit to town started with a trip to Henry's to try o...
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Ganesha and how to live a happy life
I'm facing Ganesha dancing joyfully to music unheard by my ears, his large head tilted, his right leg tucked up against his plump stomach, ready to stomp back down. His six arms all twisting in different directions, his trunk grasping at an unknown treat in...
I'm facing Ganesha dancing joyfully to music unheard by my ears, his large head tilted, his right leg tucked up against his plump stomach, ready to stomp back down. His six arms all twisting in different directions, his trunk...
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I spent an aimless day in Oxford. This is my day as I experienced it.
The tea shop The OxWash truck partially obscures the aging architecture that was supposed to be my glorious view through the tea house window. Background chatter of fellow patrons boasting multiple languages and accents, pas...
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Today I held my KSFL Christmas Buffet at the National Herb Centre. It was a fabulous opportunity for members and non-members to mingle, eat clean food and drink, and listen to classic Xmas tunes! It’s Christmaaaaaas! Yet again mum Shirley pulled out all the stops... #buffet #christmas #cleanfood
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This was ace, and there's another coming in December!
On Wednesday the 4th November I hosted a free KSFL buffet at the National Herb Centre, Warmington, one of my exercise hubs in the Banbury area. The evening was a chance for anyone to come along and learn more about KSFL, and more importantly to taste a huge range of clean KSFL food. The whole...
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  • Cherwell District Council
    Customer Services Officer, present
  • Novelist
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Born and bred in Banbury, I grew up with a passion for video games, movies and reading. At school I had a real passion for history and storytelling. At the age of 15 I decided I want to be a film director. I studied Media at the North Oxfordshire College and School of Art (now OCVC) and passed with distinction. After that you might say I squandered my opportunites by ending up in Blockbusters. Having tired of this I moved to Sheffield as my best friend was studying up there and it seemed as good a place as any to start. After just over a year I had yet to gain anything from my Sheffield experience, until fate led me onto an online dating site and I met my future wife. Meeting Geri led me to Cardiff, where we moved in together, and after 5 years finally decided to tie the knot! When our tenancy was not extended we found ourselves somewhat homeless and decided the time was ripe for a move. So we ended up back in my hometown Banbury, where we have happily settled in, much to my surprise, with better jobs and better quaility of life. We have made new friends and new connections and the future seems bright.
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  • Banbury School
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