Monthly Archives: May 2021

Ascending Day

Our village primary school used to go across the village green to the parish church for two special occasions a year. One was the annual nativity play, a great occasion for tea towels and old curtains, and the other was … Continue reading

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Fears of crashes

The reopening of the shops has brought opportunities to renew acquaintances with places long closed, particularly the antiques centre where are large model aircraft hangs from the ceiling. It is a model that caused me to ponder the word “synchronicity.” … Continue reading

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Somerset Day 2021

It is Somerset Day. It is the annual county-wide celebration of what Somerset means to its people. The county flag, a red wyvern on a yellow background is much in evidence. The date was chosen because it marks the anniversary … Continue reading

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Mental health

It is Mental Health Awareness Week, in tutor time in school today there was a short animated video encouraging students to talk about the issues they face. (Two protracted periods of school closure will have far more devastating impact on … Continue reading

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Culinary oneupmanship

The BBC report of a 1913 menu being found during renovation work at a Liverpool cafe shows there is a long tradition of using cuisine as a mark of social class. How many Liverpool diners would have been familiar with … Continue reading

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