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Flying solo

December 31, 2016

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It will take three flights, two transits and 29 hours to get to New Zealand. A country that has long been on my list of places to visit well before Peter Jackson shared its beautiful landscape with the world. A country with mountains and glaciers, glow worms and penguins as well as volcanoes. I only […]

Social Networking

December 17, 2010

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I’ve been saying for it years, social networking is damaging our ability to communicate with each other – ┬áironic I know. All this typing and texting and no proper ‘face time’ is forging superficial relationships with strangers and not strengthening the ones we’ve had since puberty. To me, the idea of ‘poking’ someone is revolting! […]

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas!

December 14, 2010

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In 1978 Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive officer of the charity, Dogs Trust, coined a phrase that many of you over the age of 30 will have grown up hearing – “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. For those still wet behind the ears, this message was drummed into the great British public […]