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Events primarily relating to family activities

Oh What A Circus!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIn the words of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice song from ‘Evita‘ and sung (in my copy) by David Essex I think expresses our view of the weekend’s activities. Circuses are the flavour of the month in our household. Most … Continue reading

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Cheltenham’s Olympic Torch Relay

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Olympic Torch came through Cheltenham on 23rd May, just a few days after it had arrived at Culdrose in Cornwall, before being transferred by helicopter to Land’s End before commencement of the relay. The relay itself is being … Continue reading

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A Crowning Coincidence…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsReferences or connections with the Cambridges seem to be abounding at the moment. I noticed in The Times a day or two ago, a short article on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka HRH’s William and Kate) who, … Continue reading

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A Matriarchal Hanover House

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsMatriarchs are far more common than most people – especially men – realise. Women are generally behind their men in terms of structuring their lives, leading them in the direction that they (the women) want to go, generally deciding … Continue reading

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In the Wet

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA ‘damp’ theme to this blog, but coming at it from several angles. The last few days have been fraught with heavy showers around Cheltenham, in the closing days of the Easter weekend, Easter Monday and the day after. … Continue reading

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Effervescent Easter ‘Excitement’

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsLots happening and to do. Easter is a busy time domestically anyway as we usually take few guests over this period, although the exception was a lovely couple, an orthopaedic surgeon and his wife who had come up to … Continue reading

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A Welsh Weekend Away

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsVeronica’s extended family last year initiated an ‘away’ weekend where the family, consisting of 11 adults, 6 grandchildren and one dog get right away from home territory and take over a farmhouse in Wales. The initial event, originally to celebrate … Continue reading

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Getting the Bird…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsVeronica suffers from Ornithophobia (the fear of birds) and we have a torrid time when out and about and wishing to have coffee alfresco in the sunshine. After carefully scanning the neighbourhood, we gingerly find a place which offers … Continue reading

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‘Literally’ a Spring in the Step at Hanover House

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsSpring is truly sprung as the old Bronx ‘poem’ I picked up at school goes: ‘Spring is sprung, der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is? Der boids is on der wing? Ain’t dat absoid, der wings is on … Continue reading

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Giving History an Airing

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAs an acknowledged ‘squirrel’ with an interest in history, I have accumulated over the years a  number of artefacts and items with historical connections – indeed I am loth to let anything go. Very much in the mode of … Continue reading

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