Category Archives: Taking a break

Holidays or Vacations

I have what some might say is a major problem. (I don’t do holidays or vacations as our American friends say). When I say ‘I don’t do holidays or vacations’ what I mean is I don’t like holidays or vacations. … Continue reading

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Bank Holidays. What are they? What are they for?

So here we are in the UK just coming out of one of those strange day-long holidays us Brits call ‘Bank Holidays’. In truth, no-one on this sceptered isle has any idea what they are, what they are meant to celebrate … Continue reading

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A hole in time. The holiday we have just come back from.

So, where was I? Oh yes…the holiday that we  (me and the memsahib) have just come back from. Yeah, it was OK. Sort of. The weather was fantastic if you like being boiled alive and the coffee in the room … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about the weather. It’s not worth it.

If you are planning a holiday (or a vacation as our American friends say), in the UK, I have some advice. Don’t worry about the weather. Don’t worry about the weather. It’s not worth it.  OK, if you were going … Continue reading

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Cushions plumped and toilet lids down.

Honestly, you’d think a man of my age, someone who has contributed so much to society anonymously and without plaudits, would be allowed a few moments of peace. A coffee and a scan of the newspapers, that’s all. I’d only … Continue reading

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How I Learnt to Stop Striving and Just BE.

  This is how I learnt to stop striving…but first striving, to strive. What does it mean? The dictionary definition says something like: Strive: To make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. To struggle or fight vigorously. To try, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an … Continue reading

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Facebook. Is Mark Zuckerberg your new Big Brother?

I think I might have finally beaten my Facebook/Zuckerberg addiction. Thankfully, after a week of not posting, the sweats and shaking have stopped and I’m finally sleeping at night. The latest revelations regarding Facebook’s involvement in the alleged manipulations of voting … Continue reading

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Back home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Well here we are, home again, back home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Back from sunny Cornwall to the Town that doesn’t know what it is. Sitting there in the middle of the UK (‘leafy Warwickshire) slowly being choked to death by the constant … Continue reading

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