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June 8, 2017
by Jingsandthings
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Primed and programmed

This has been a very strange general election, coming as it does just five weeks after our local council elections. A snap election called by our Prime Minister who managed to overturn the 2011 Fixed-term Parliament Act to call it. … Continue reading

April 3, 2017
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And then there were clowns

In the week before carnival the broad boulevard beside our apartment turned into a riotous mass of swirling shapes and colour. Madeira was in party mood. Read more at http://jingsandthings.wordpress.com

September 5, 2016
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Noir – author and experts

Recently, husband and I were pleased to receive an invitation to a book launch, not in the tented village of the Edinburgh book festival, but not far from it in Waterstones, the well-known book shop, at the west end of Princes … Continue reading

April 11, 2016
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On the eleventh day of April

What is so special about the eleventh day of April? A hint. It’s not the eleventh of April this year I’m referring to. It’s the eleventh day of April 1868. Ring any bells? Probably not — unless you live in … Continue reading

February 13, 2016
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February 14th

February 14th. St Valentine’s Day. But who was St Valentine and why do we celebrate it as a lovers’ day with red hearts, roses and sloppy cards? St Valentine was a Catholic saint, or according to some sources one of … Continue reading

January 19, 2016
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Exhilarating

The boat was a Turkish gulet, twenty-three metres in length, called Bonita da Madeira, made from rich coloured woods and stainless steel, with masts that soared towards the sky. At the stern, we lounged on blue plastic covered mattresses formed … Continue reading

January 1, 2016
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone and a big bouquet of thanks to everyone who has read my blog, with a special flower of appreciation to those who have commented. Hope 2016 brings you all what you wish for. Keep blogging and … Continue reading