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1985 – Take On Me

February 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on 1985 – Take On Me · Life, Music

A big year for me, it was when I got married. OK so that didn’t work out brilliantly in the long term but at the time it was all looking good. The wedding also led, indirectly, to my first experience of music TV. At the time I did not have cable or satellite television and […]

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Credit (note) where credit is due

February 20th, 2019 · Comments Off on Credit (note) where credit is due · Life

We are always quick to complain when we are unhappy with a shop or service. Social media makes it even easier, and bloggers are probably the worst. Never have there been so many ways to vent your consumer frustration, but when you get good service its nice to use the same channels to share that […]

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Walls old and new

February 18th, 2019 · Comments Off on Walls old and new · Life, Politics

While Donald Trump continues to try building his pointless wall, later this year it will thirty years since the Berlin Wall came down. Thirty years – where did it all go? It was an exciting time. One girl from our office went straight out and booked a flight to Berlin so she could see the […]

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Redefining local

February 18th, 2019 · Comments Off on Redefining local · Life

I was just looking at the website of the Crawley and Horley Observer, the only remaining local newspaper in Crawley. It gives a lot of hints as to why local papers have been in such a decline.

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1978 – Down at the Doctors

February 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1978 – Down at the Doctors · Life

1978 really was peak disco year wasn’t it? Obviously there were the Bee Gees singles Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive, but also the other singles from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and the soundtrack album itself which was released towards the end of 1977 but still selling well and spawning singles in 1978. And then […]

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Flowers for Valentines Day

February 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on Flowers for Valentines Day · Life

Personally I have always felt a bit ripped off knowing how the price of flowers seems to shoot up on Valentines day, in the same way that restaurants charge a lot more for meals on that day. In the last year I have learned a bit about the florist business at third-hand and feel a […]

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Shameless Plug for a local business

February 13th, 2019 · Comments Off on Shameless Plug for a local business · Life

This afternoon Jayne brought to my attention the website lovebeanbuffet.com. Crawley locals may well be familiar with the Love Bean cafe in the town centre, especially if they are anything to do with the council. It is the nearest food place to the Town Hall and so is almost the staff canteen for the place. […]

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Think Local, Work Local

February 12th, 2019 · Comments Off on Think Local, Work Local · Life

The Manor Royal BID people are holding a ‘careers expo’ in April. It is at the Arora hotel from 3pm to 8pm on April 4th and there are so many reasons why this is a good thing.

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1974 – Autobahn

February 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1974 – Autobahn · Life

By 1974 I was away at boarding school so surrounded by older boys and their musical choices, which made up for the lack of older siblings to introduce me to music. Yes we may have been a dormitory full of 11/12 year-olds but we had some 16-year-olds as dorm monitors to expose us to their […]

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The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

February 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis · Life

I have had this book sitting on my Kindle for ages, having snapped it up as the £1 deal of the day some time ago. Last week I finally got round to reading it, and what a book it is. It was, at the same time, exactly what I expected but also nothing like what […]

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