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Marrying into Royalty: a personal view

Don’t quote me on this, but I’m waiting for the official announcement that a Lord/Lady Sussex is on the way. She looked lovely, and they look happy. It’s not easy living in a goldfish bowl, no matter how ornately decorated, … Continue reading

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As promised

Coming back from town this morning, we walked Maggie along the lock, where we saw our first group of ducklings, so as promised here are some photos for you.

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Two out of three

I mentioned a little while ago that up on the drainage ditch locally there were a new family of ducklings, a lone heron and a pair of swans sitting on a nest. We saw the ducklings for the first time … Continue reading

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Pat-a pancake

It’s Pancake Day today, or Shrove Tuesday. ‘Shrove’ stems from the old English word ‘shrive’, meaning ‘confess all sins’. Extract from OlneyOnline.com A short history of pancakes in Olney… Olney’s famous race is run every Shrove Tuesday, featuring women who … Continue reading


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