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Eating alone in a cafe + the eclipse

I might as well start the week as I intend to go on,  so off to my local cafe or caff.  Porkies Cafe serves drivers and workers on an Industrial Estate in Westfield BA3 4BH. You cannot say that the front door is imposing. I go there because they do excellent fried bread and because I like the unpretentious surroundings. Today when I arrived at 8.15 am there were many cars parked outside and I...

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Am I lazy?

I have not written a diary for a couple of days now because I feel lazy. I have actually been quite productive but in respect of summing up my feelings about the day, I find my motivation lacking. I have decided not to beat myself up about this since my energy goes in cycles and sometimes I'm inspired,sometimes I'm not.My examplar Samuel Pepys also went for some days without writing his famous...

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These are my favorite Android apps

I have an Android oneplus 6 which I know is a minority product but it suits me well enough so just for fun I'm going to share what features I use and why I enjoy using them.   Brian, Ed. SANTANDAR I'm amazed how quickly and expenditure appears on my account. If it is not instant it is a few minutes. There are exceptions where the arrangement with the retailer who is a small seller or petrol and...

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Getting life in proportion and setting priorities

Today is one of those days when I step back to contemplate our future. What we can realistically expect? What state of mind should we hold? How do we keep our morale up? I am copying you in on what I watched today. Not light viewing but in my view necessary. The following contains all the data I needed to reaffirm my decision as to how and why to move forward. First off, bearing in mind the...

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Are cheap UK package holidays worth it?

Also see Notes on a visit to Norfolk Once a Yorkshire man, always a Yorkshire man? Maybe it is because I was born in Yorkshire but I'm always on the lookout for a bargain and back in October I spotted in the Midsomer Journal a deal for a five-day holiday in Great Yarmouth which for non UK readers is about as east as you can get in the United Kingdom. The price for four nights/five days including...

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Notes on a visit to Norfolk

ALSO SEE Are cheap UK package holidays worth it? I don't want to bore people to death with standard tourist stuff but this was my impression of the various places we visited well on our journey within East Anglia. For some reason, Norfolk miles take longer than miles elsewhere so do allow extra time. That is only partly a joke. NORWICH  It was 1962 since I was last there and I hardly recognise...

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