Category Archives: Life beyond the blogosphere

Things that happen to me, random stuff that I do that’s not covered elsewhere. Includes UK travel.

Making it up as you go along

It’s been a long few days. For the past several weeks my mum has been very ill following an unsuccessful cancer operation. As the weekend approached her health deteriorated rapidly and, with my brother and his family, we took turns … Continue reading

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Have an Accident and Reduce Your Insurance Premium

This wasn’t the blog I was expecting to write. I was expecting to have a good old moan about insurance companies and the cost of insurance in general, but things took an unexpected turn. I have just renewed my bike … Continue reading

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Old Wives Tales Aren’t Always Wrong

There are a lot of home remedies and old wives tales out there. Name an ailment, any ailment, and someone will have a never-fails cure that they heard about from their mother, grandmother, ancient aunt or local witch-doctor – someone … Continue reading

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A Less Than Optimal Time to be Sick

No one likes being sick. Well, there may be the odd (in all senses of the word) hypochondriac who enjoys it, but among normal people, no one like being sick. However, if you have to be sick I suggest that … Continue reading

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The Van With No Name

Excitement is mounting in the Kirby household. After many months of planning, searching and waiting, we anticipate taking delivery of a new camper van at the weekend. Buying a camper van is not a small undertaking: there are many decisions … Continue reading

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Snowdrops in the Snow

Gloucester is a great place to live. Aside from the great city itself, it is well located to visit a wide range of places, with the Forest of Dean close at hand on one side and the Cotswolds on the … Continue reading

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Rock: The Next Generation

Last night I was in the pub. This is more unusual for me on a school night than people often suppose, but I was tempted into the Cafe Rene to see a band. This is the second time this week … Continue reading

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