Monthly Archives: November 2012

The best films make you cry…

I have always loved watching films, when my sister and I were young, our parents took us to the cinema so I guess that is where it must have started. Although it makes me feel really old to admit it,

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An answer to prayer…

I guess that the title of this post could literally relate to anything that I may have been hoping for, this phrase is often used when there has been no prayer at all! Prayer is one of those things, like many Christians,

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Whose Church?

Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry today commented in the House of Commons, “If the Church of England wants to be a national church, then it has to reflect the values of the nation.” Really, honestly? I am not sure I have

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Men, Women, Bishops, The Church…

I am a little hesitant in writing this post, usually I write about controversial issues from a definite standpoint and usually do a reasonable job of arguing my case. However, on the issue of women bishops I am undecided. Why

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Different Heroes…

I had meant to do this post for Remembrance Day, but didn’t quite get to it… My mum tells a story about the first meeting between her parents and my dad’s parents; it sounds like one of those situations where you wouldn’t

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D.I.Y. sucks…

Vacuum Cleaner

I inherited my father’s lack of interest in D.I.Y. I even think pretty much the same way about it as he did. If someone earns a living doing something and they are far better at it than I am, who

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Perfect poaching!

Bowl

I love poached eggs. On toast, on top of a salad, with smoked salmon or as Eggs Benedict – I can’t get enough! I tried various ways of getting to the perfect poached egg; saucepan, microwave plastic poaching devices, pouches

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Dark Brown Taste…

Donor Kebab

Last night, I went out with a few mates to celebrate my birthday. Some of us had a nice cigar and we had a few beers and some whisky – great company, great chat, a really nice time. We stopped

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Birthday Boxing Day…

Donor Kebab

We have a tradition in our house, with birthdays, much like Christmas, we tag an extra day of celebration onto the main event; we call this ‘Birthday Boxing Day’! Much of the time it is not possible to fit everything

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The best present…

Our little boy has a strange relationship with sleep, the majority of the time he tends to ignore it as an inconvenience! We even tried chloral hydrate (under advice from our paediatrician) with no avail, in fact he was awake

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