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Getting On

February 26th, 2019 · Comments Off on Getting On · Life, Work

I don’t really feel my age. I don’t know why this is, because my body certainly does – I am slower, weaker, less flexible and creak a lot more than I used to, but somehow I don’t really feel any different than I ever did. That all changed a bit this week. I am in […]

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1988 – The Race

February 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1988 – The Race · Life, Music

The few years between 1988 and about 1993 are a bit of a blur for me both musically and personally. I can’t remember exactly when the wheels fell off, but by 1988 I wasn’t really married anymore. When trying to pin down music to a date one of my reference points is who I was […]

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We got ourselves a convoy

February 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on We got ourselves a convoy · Life

I went to my first biker’s funeral today. It wasn’t somebody I knew, but he was the husband of one of Jayne’s friends from her motorbike women’s group and from the Horsham motorbike group on Facebook. First of all we met up with the Horsham lot at Pease Pottage then rode down to Handcross where […]

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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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