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This week on Facebook: It’s Christmas week —

A Very Happy Christmas

to You All

And

My Best Wishes For The New Year

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Seasons Greetings 2013


My best wishes to you all, especially today. For a while it seemed that we were to have a Shakespearean winter here in Somerset. We have been spared the icicles hanging from the wall so far, however I was reminded of Winter by William Shakespeare – a closing song in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Read more of this post

A Christmas Remembered


EdwardStreetRad I can remember many things from those years during WWII but not a single Christmas. The war years were spent living  in the city of Chester with my grandparents and my mother. We all lived in a terraced house with no electricity, one cold water tap in the scullery and an outside toilet. The dolly tub became a bath when set in front of the black-lead grate, where a large kettle – black from sitting over a coal fire – heated the water. Precious hot water, not to be squandered in a single use of the dolly tub. Read more of this post

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Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog

Oracle performance, Oracle statistics and VLDBs

The Land Is Ours

a Landrights campaign for Britain

The Bulletin

This site was created for members and friends of My Telegraph blog site, but anyone is welcome to comment, and thereafter apply to become an author.

TCWG Short Stories

Join our monthly competition and share story ideas...

The Real Economy

Blogs and stuff from Ed Conway

Public Law for Everyone

Professor Mark Elliott

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