The 2019 Christmas and New Year messages

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It seems that I have created a tradition. Some years ago I noticed how quite a few friends and family would insert a note or even a newsletter in their Christmas Card outlining events and happenings that have taken place during that year. It seemed like a good idea to let people know what’s been going on, and when  started doing this I discovered that, with a bit of time and forethought, I could add a bit of sparkle and originality to the message by creating it in rhyming verses.  This has been going on for quite a while now, […]

A Christmas present to discover a Christmas past

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Christmas is a time for traditions and for meeting friends and family. It’s also, traditionally, a time for eating and drinking more than you might normally consume at any other times of the year. Coupled with that, it’s a time for visiting, reacquainting and often learning (even if it is only a quiz or two whilst endulging!). So, this Christmas season we found the ideal way of combining all of these things this Christmas with a visit to Lanhydrock, near Bodmin in Cornwall. Now owned and run by the National Trust, Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian Country House and […]

Here’s to an uncomplicated and peaceful 2018

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Life seems to have whizzed by once more This year even quicker than those before. A year not unlike others with troughs and peaks A few sad days but fortunately many happy weeks. Once more we intend to make the most of what we’ve got Enjoying adventures before we lose the plot Amongst many excursions for Jane and Terry This year, New Zealand is on the itinerary Interest on investments is difficult to accrue It’s an uncertain future as GB leaves the EU But we’ll keep spending and put on a brave face And we’ll keep doing the lottery, just […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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As many of my blog readers will have noticed, I am partial to composing a verse or two. I find it an enjoyable way of sending a message or sharing some information in a more humorous and compelling way. Many people add a note or two inside their Christmas cards, letting you know about events that might have happened since the last communication. For some this is a quick update and for others it can be quite a Newsletter. I would often do the same, and a few years ago I started putting the news into the form of verse. […]