Monthly Archives: August 2011

Shaken and stirred

When you live in an area where the ‘natural disaster’ that people are most accustomed to is a power outage–and we had an unexpected four hour outage yesterday, as an electricity pole and its wires fell to the ground near … Continue reading

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Nature in the raw? Keep it.

During the long, summer holidays, it’s not always easy to keep children amused. Getting to explore and enjoy the outdoors may seem like fun to some–I speak for myself. So, I decided to see if we could find something interesting … Continue reading

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London’s burning question

The vivid images or rioting and looting in London and series of other English cities this week has sent the observers of social conditions scurrying to find reasons to explain why these events have occurred. But, are there clear reasons … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the living is easy

I’ve really been enjoying taking a laid back few days, while my wife’s family visit us for a couple of weeks. They were due to be nine visitors originally, but my mother-in-law was suddenly taken ill, and needed to have … Continue reading

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