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Johnson’s smirk of the union address

Originally posted on Wee Ginger Dug:
In his Smirk to the Union address on the bunting channel last night, the performance artiste with the stage name Boris Johnson warned that the threat from the coronavirus was not over, and that “complacency could be our undoing.” That would be the complacency with which a certain Conservative…

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Cuteness on a Stamp

This month’s offering from Deutsche Post is rather cute, I think you’ll agree. Have a look at these two sets, issued this month. Long live nature!

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Barry Arnold in the Pyrenees

Originally posted on Barry's Borderpoints:
My fellow border enthusiast Eef Berns author of the very detailed and informative “The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees” here has very kindly written a blog post about my explorations in the Pyrenees. I throughly recommend his website for anyone considering a border orientated visit to the area.

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Berlin Calling…

My dad loved Berlin. He had worked there 1999-2000. He had visited a couple of times in the 1960’s as a regimental boxer. He and his then girfriend went there on holiday in the summer of 2004, paying £40 return each with EasyJet from Newcastle to Berlin. Bargain! Here’s what I found in one of […]

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The Unwelcome Visitor

Sunray was a serial borrower, but not a serial pay-it-backer. Back in 2003 Sunray was worried that a debt collector was onto him about a personal loan he had taken out about four or five years beforehand.  Only a small amount: about £35000 (thirty-five thousand), of which he had paid back about £800, maybe less.  […]

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Turn up the Volume…

Baker Street.  Home of the famous Sherlock Homes, and of the Chess Shop. It was also a great hit by Gerry Rafferty in the 70’s. Long live the Saxophone!

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Test Piece

I do not like the new style of editor. I want Classic. Long live Classic editor!

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Play that Air Guit… Air Saxophone

Some hits never age.  This is one of them. Long live the saxophone!

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Say it with flowers – postally yours

You can either send them a bunch of flowers courtesy of Interflora.  Or you can stick the flowers in stamp form on an envelope.  In true Blue Peter style, here’s one I made earlier. (Not forgetting the lighthouse.) This one will go off to the UK in the next week or so. Long live flower […]

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Happy International Left-Handers Day!

Cack-handed, sinister, gauche… Whatever.  Happy International Left-Handers Day! Ah yes, it’s also 59 years since the Berlin Wall went up.  Bau auf!  Bau auf! Long live the lefties!