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Here’s a rundown of the latest notices on my parish noticeboard…

NHHA Award blur - 1STOP PRESS: Exactly 5 years after my last successful industry awards submission, I heard this week that my second-ever awards submission has also resulted in an industry award win!  I’m afraid I can’t share the client’s name because…*reasons* – hence the deliberately blurred photo….but I’m delighted to retain my 100% record.

If you’re thinking of entering your company in a ‘Best Something-Or-Other’ category in 2023, are you planning to do all the paperwork yourself? Or would you rather entrust it to someone with a better ‘win rate’ than Gareth Southgate…

HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born to the Duke and Duchess of York at 2:40am on 21 April 1926, the eldest daughter of the second son of King George V.  Third in line to the throne at birth, she was never expected… <more>

Book Review: The Road to Wigan Pier

Mention George Orwell and the mind most readily turns to his two masterpiece novels, ‘Animal Farm’ and, of course, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. Together, these two modern classics constitute a third of his body of fiction in a career curtailed… <more>

To Absent Neighbours…

It’s no exaggeration to say that there was a point in my life where nearly everything I knew about Australia, I’d learned from ‘Neighbours’. For my first fourteen years, Australia had always seemed unobtainably exotic, otherworldly. An upside-down… <more>

If It’s Not All Right, It’s Not The End

Dear “Goodnight From Me” and “Goodnight From Him”,  I like to think of myself as a LTL (approx. 13 years) but, this being a church, I’m aware that there will always be those, ‘holier-than-thou’ sorts in the front pews… <more>

To Russia, With Love

31 years ago today, I boarded an Aeroflot plane to Moscow, which was then still the capital city of the USSR. Over the next two weeks, I came to understand Russia, her people, history, culture & politics, far beyond… <more>


Photo of the Week

40 years ago | Chamberlains Farm, Shevington Moor, UK | ??th December 1982

That Time I Was A ‘Computer Whizz’

In 1982, we opened a shop next door to a computer store and I was a regular visitor to this new and beguiling place. It may now seem laughable to…

Next Week’s Photo of the Week…

30 years ago | Old Trafford, Manchester, UK | 12th December 1992

That Time It All Changed

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25 years ago | Pendlebury Street, Warrington, UK | 20th December 1997

That Time I Became A Homeowner

In 1997…

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5 years ago | Sydney Harbour, Sydney, AU | 31st December 2017

That Time I Saw In The New Year In Sydney

In 2017…

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5 years ago | The Great Barrier Reef, off Queensland, AU | 3rd January 1998

That Time I Swam On The Barrier Reef

In 2018…

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