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PianO – an enjoyable interlude in France

Sunday afternoon at Gailland Lac, Chamonix,  in June and a different kind of French experience starring PianO. PianO was/were on tour around lakes in the Haute Savoie giving concerts. Their USP is a floating piano (pian-eau – get it?). In … Continue reading

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Going to the toilet and the Sitzpinkler

This blog is about an everyday activity: the process of emptying one’s bladder. Some may consider it impolite or offensive to write about this bodily function, so if you feel you are one of these people then please stop reading … Continue reading

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Surprise find – Dull Mens Club

As a bloke who previously looked for a considerable time at the Sheds of the Year collection, found whilst browsing the web, the Dull mens club (www.dullmensclub.com) find was a real treat. Among lots of other, undoubtedly dull, but curiously … Continue reading

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Assisted dying – surely we can be more humane?

Recently a member of my family died after several days of eating and drinking nothing and with a DNR (Do not resuscitate) order in place. This lady had dementia and had been unable to communicate for the last 4 years. … Continue reading

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Impressions and curious facts about Australia

This is a personal view based on four visits, having just returned from the most recent visit to the Sydney and Perth regions. All told I have probably been living there for a total of about 4 months and so, … Continue reading

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Speed-reading that really works… really

I have just found a new approach to this subject and I think it is staggeringly good; so brilliant I want to share it. It really works for me and I think it is likely to revolutionise the way we … Continue reading

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Best joke of the year

A couple go to a marriage guidance counsellor. The counsellor asks the man what is wrong. “We just don’t seem to communicate any more.” he says. The counsellor turns to the woman. She launches into a tirade. He is always … Continue reading

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