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Mawwage, part 1 Coming to America

We had a tea party recently with some friends: lapsang souchong from Jacqueline’s Tea Rooms in Freeport if you must know, with home made British scones, none of your triangular American ones here thank you, round British ones with craisins and sliced almonds, home … Continue reading

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Fun with Microwaves

Back in the 1980’s, my father managed to find cheap holidays by swapping houses with people through an agency, which matched up families who live where someone wants to go, with people who want to go there. Back in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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Government paperwork

As we approach that most awful time of year, April 15th, National Stress Over Your Finances Day here on this side of the pond. I would like to take some time to reminisce how easy the Pay As You Earn … Continue reading

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And The Next Piers Morgan is…….

So over the last ____ years I have learned some things that apparently Piers Morgan could not learn. First that you cannot talk to most Americans about voluntarily giving up weapons, even if they are not members of the NRA, … Continue reading

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Things to Avoid #2, Waterslides

I have already described why i am not allowed a ride-on lawn mower any more (see Sliding Down the Learning Curve, Things to avoid #1). This story is why I avoided for years riding down a water-slide, which is a … Continue reading

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The Last Resort

I feel at some point I am going to have to admit where I grew up, so here it is, I spent the most formative years of my life in Bognor Regis….Well I suppose that may not mean much to … Continue reading

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Sliding Down the Learning Curve, Things to Avoid #1

I think I have hinted occasionally that i am not originally from ‘around here’, and by here I mean rural Maine, we emigrated in 19___, and as I am sure you can understand there were a few ‘adjustments’ to make, … Continue reading

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