Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Shoe Trees

On a sunny but chilly walk this afternoon in Jesmond Dene we turned a corner along a winding path and were confronted with a sight which reminded me of seeing fruit bats hanging from trees in the Botanic Gardens in … Continue reading

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Big Cruise Ships Back in Venice

I’ve just read with incredulity a report in the paper which says that the recent ban on large cruise ships in the Venetian Lagoon has been overturned. The law, introduced last November, restricted the number of ships weighing over 40,000 … Continue reading

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Scotland and the UK

Over dinner with friends the other evening, we discussed the Scottish referendum. Apart from major considerations such as the Barnet Formula whereby all Scots get £1,500 pp extra from English taxes, or the West Lothian Question where they have MPs … Continue reading

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First World War commemorations

My grandson Milo is doing a project at school and asked me for some family history. Luckily, I have a record of my grandfather Herbert Woodhead’s experiences as a soldier in various battles including the Somme. He described how each … Continue reading

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