Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review: The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named

The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named by John Keay My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a surveyor, I was fascinated by the exploits of my forebears. It is an amazing … Continue reading

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Keith’s Fond Farewell

If we were having coffee, I would be proud to tell you about a most joyous and memorable event that I attended on Friday afternoon. Make yourselves comfortable and feel free to help yourselves to freshly-brewed refills at any time. … Continue reading

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Scotch Pies

Do we miss anything that we can find in abundance? Do we take something for granted if it is readily available? The answer to both of those questions is usually, “No.” Of course, the converse is true. If we can’t … Continue reading

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

The time tunnel paradox Portals of London When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A … Continue reading

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First, Last, Everything

Georgey Spanswick has an evening show, every weekday, on all BBC Local Radio stations in England. It is very popular and she is a lot of fun. The production team go to a lot of trouble to cover a wide … Continue reading

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Diamonds smash 11 past Neerdowells

On Saturday, I travelled with my veterans hockey team, Andover Diamonds, to Haslemere, where we somewhat overwhelmed the opposition. Here’s the match report, written by team manager, Mike Boyne. Diamonds dominate in Haslemere and take their goal tally past 50 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fireborn by Trent McDonald

The Fireborn by Trent McDonald My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a great story, taking the Arthurian legend into the modern day. The events are delightfully unbelievable, yet they spin together well and the flow and logic is … Continue reading

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Dan Alatorre’s WORD WEAVER Writing Contest for March 2018! LET THE GAMES BEGIN – with a twist!

This looks interesting and I may enter if I come up with a piece of writing that I consider good enough to submit. I’ve read “The Box Under The Bed.” It would be thrilling to have a story feature in … Continue reading

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Two-Five-Oh!

It was a proud day for me when I completed my 250th parkrun recently with my friend, Matt Jeffery, passing the same milestone alongside me. We had a lot of fun, turning the TV advert 118-118 advert pair into our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dog Tails: Three Humorous Short Stories for Dog Lovers by Tara Chevrestt

Dog Tails: Three Humorous Short Stories for Dog Lovers by Tara Chevrestt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Review pawed by Ronan I’d like to make two things very clear before I start my review of this excellent book. Firstly, … Continue reading

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