A dash of local history: Romans & fizz

When Himself first mentioned where we now live as a possible location, I wasn't overly keen, for all I knew was its fame as an area of mass housing development. It wasn't till I came to view our apartment, that I discovered all those new houses were built around an existing village with its own... Continue Reading →

Odd bits ‘n bobs of news…

I don't usually do this type of post - perhaps it's the heatwave making me cranky. For, yes, the southeast of the UK is suffering with a heatwave. Despite being a child of the tropics, I do not handle the heat well in the UK. But it appears that I'm not alone. My desktop is... Continue Reading →

Is it Serendipity… or something else?

Although the dictionary definition of Serendipity is "the luck some people have in finding or creating interesting or valuable things by chance. A seeming gift for finding something good accidentally", in the Hollywood-ised or Disney-fied happy-ever-after world we live in, it's come to signify the finding of the right person (I cite the film Serendipity... Continue Reading →

Is it really a waste of time?

I was reminded again the other day about the story of the frog in boiling water. For anyone who doesn't know it, I'll repeat it briefly: If a frog jumps into a pot of boiling water, it’s hot, so he jumps straight back out. But if a frog jumps into a pot of cool water... Continue Reading →

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