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Coupons for shoes

Was it the prime minister of Italy or of Spain who said that stepping out into the world after the Covid-19 virus had passed would be like stepping out into your country after a war had ended? The death of … Continue reading

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The sounds of peace

Born in December 1936, Dad was eight years old on VE Day. Born five months later, Mum reached her eighth birthday on 1st May 1937, just a week before the day that marked the end of the war in Europe. … Continue reading

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Shanks’ Pony

Ten thousand steps a day? Where do people get these things from? Who said people should do ten thousand steps a day? Probably someone who did not grow up in s small village in rural England. Of course, there was … Continue reading

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Resisting the red diesel

“You could run a car on that.” “On what?” “On the oil in that heating tank. It’s 35-second oil. It’s the same as red diesel. There would be a few people around here who do that.” In Northern Ireland of … Continue reading

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Paraffin days

A square, turquoise-coloured metal can with a filler cap on the top and a tap at the bottom of the front of it, the picture on Instagram recalled a world that would seem like something from Victorian times to the … Continue reading

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