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Entries Tagged as 'Broadfield'

Bigotry in Broadfield?

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

I’m hearing some worrying things from my old stamping ground of Broadfield. Apparently the sunday school at the church there has some sort of letter condemning homosexuals that they are trying to get the children to sign. It all sounds a bit brainwashy to me, but then so does the whole idea of sunday school […]

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It pays to advertise

September 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics

One of the kids brought this home today.  Apparently they are tied to bus stops all over Broadfield. Can’t be an ill-advised election campaign poster because he is not up for election for a few years so one has to assume he has been out making friends again. I guess you have to be pretty […]

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2010 to-do list

July 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Come third in general election in Horsham Save 6Music Move house Learn to play bass guitar and ukulele Two down and hope the third will be done before September.   With nearly 40 years’ worth of accumulated books I think I will be packing from now until whenever we move.  Might have to put a couple […]

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Out in the sun

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Life, Politics

I picked a good day to take a day’s holiday from work today.  After what seems like weeks of relentless rain and high winds it was sunny and warm, which was just as well because I had decided to spend part of my day off helping with canvassing in Crawley and had been dreading going […]

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I’m black and I’m proud

January 8th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Life

I am trying to resist the temptation to write about the weather, but really nothing much else is happening here.  Today I decided to spend the day at home reviewing a huge pile of HR policies instead of walking either one mile or five miles to work (depending on whether the buses are running).  I […]

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A bit of a trek

January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Sometimes even I am astonished by my naivety.  Perhaps misplaced optimism is a better alternative. After last night’s walk I knew there would be no buses up Tollgate Hill (no problem as I don’t want them anyway) but I just sort of presumed the more level roads would be better anyway and that the main […]

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Snowbound

December 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

Our car has not moved from where it was abandoned parked on Friday – halfway down our road, pointing uphill. Actually that is only half-true.  The truth is even worse, and a little more embarrassing.  I did move it on Saturday morning.  I got it far enough uphill to turn around, then I went off […]

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Hotting up

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

Must be an election on the horizon or something.   I have started to get a flurry of messages, calls and emails asking for contact details from the party and from people wanting to make sure they can arrange hustings at short notice.  Also a request for volunteers for a live phone-in politics show that wanted […]

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Feels Like Fire

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

When Charlie came home last night he told us about all the fire engines, police cars and ambulances at the other end of Tollgate Hill, and it turns out he was not exaggerating.  One thing neither the Observer story nor the  News story mentions is the puppies…

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Roundabout

August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Life

While walking back from the shops today I noticed that there are some roadworks on Woodman’s Hill.  Dare we hope that these are the long-overdue traffic-calming measures that were part of the S106 planning conditions on the Highwood Park development? Just after that previous post I got a tip-off from Jim McGough that this work […]

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