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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sad news from the Palace

If like me you found one of the highlights of the Olympics opening ceremony was the James Bond sketch you will be saddened to hear that one of the Queen’s corgis that appeared in the film has died.

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Perfect end to a fairytale summer of sport

God loves a trier and Andy Murray is certainly that.  After much pain and some big losses over the past few years, he beat Novak Djokovic in five sets to be the first British male to win a grand slam since 1936.

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The Quiet Coach

With family living in Edinburgh and many of my friends living up and down the country, I am a committed train traveller. Actually, I’m not just a train traveller; I am a committed ‘Quiet Coach’ user.

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Unconventional measures to help reduce crime

I worry that young people get far too demonised in society; it seems like they’re damned if they do and they’re damned if they don’t.

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Christmas comes (four months) early at ASDA

It seems like the run-up to Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year, but I never thought that it would be starting at the end of the summer!

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Bit of a grumble

Now I am not generally one to grumble, but I was slightly annoyed on a recent flight to Majorca, which we had pre-booked and paid to select our seats so we could all four sit together, when told at check-in that we would not be together and had been moved.

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Empty-nest syndrome

It’s that time of year when youngsters are preparing to set off to University, many for the very first time, and wave goodbye to their families.

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An Olympic and Paralympic conundrum

The Olympics and Paralympics have proved hypnotic, providing real life drama and bringing a whole nation together in proud support of our own athletes and those from around the globe.

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