Monthly Archives: April 2012

Genealogy and things

I have been rather preoccupied of late with my family tree. During a clearing out fad, I came across some of my father’s things and that started it. Then, I subscribed to an internet genealogy site. Several days later I … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Charities and tax relief for donors?

I am a member of several charities and play an active part in running one particular small one. So I am very much in favour of charities in principle. However, the recent attention on charities and tax benefits has brought … Continue reading

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Spring at Oxwich

Yesterday, while the rest of the UK seemed to suffer from gloom, rain and sleet, down here on Gower it was bright and sunny almost all day. There was quite a strong, cold wind but it was a great walking … Continue reading

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More Uxbridge and the life of Phi

I have quoted a few examples from The Uxbridge English Dictionary in previous blogs and I thought I would include a few more choice examples Lymph – mythical woodland seductress with a sore leg Cognac – to trick a long-haired … Continue reading

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Existence – musings on life and death

I never thought I would blog about this subject; too cerebral and too dull, I would have thought previously. But recently, as several threads of my thinking have come together, I have come to believe I have something to say. … Continue reading

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Technology development and News Quiz cuttings

In the 1970s, when I was at university doing research, I used a fairly esoteric piece of equipment and technique that gloried in the name electron spin resonance spectroscopy, ESR for short (or even EPR for reasons I will not … Continue reading

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Is it good to be home?

One aspect of going away for a time is that one has a new perspective on return. So it is with me now. Or maybe the feelings are just another manifestation of ageing. I found a pile of post waiting … Continue reading

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