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Hot Chocolate

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Hot chocolate, no not the well known band from the 70’s, but the drink. I’ve always been an avid tea drinker, always will be, together with the odd bottle of Still Scottish water. Just lately though, and it’s always on a Saturday afternoon when we usually visit Solihull town centre and meet with our family,

The Long Kiss Goodnight

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I am having another go at these photo challenges as no one said anything detrimental about my first one, I thought it must be ok. This challenge seems a little different, and you have to use a certain amount of creative thinking in the process. Ooh, that could be very difficult for me the. Thinking and being creative, all in one sentence.

Gazpacho Soup – Who Knew?

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In the myriad of hotels in New York City, there’s one close to Times Square, The Marriot Marquis Hotel that has at the top a rotating restaurant. Yes, not satisfied with making these buildings reach to the lower limits of the atmosphere with a view across North East America,

Braces Hang Em’ High

As I’m not getting any younger, I seem to be having trouble keeping my trousers up these days. Why this happens is quite beyond me, but I’m led to believe that apart from youthful skinheads, us men have to wear them once we hit a certain age. I treated myself to new trousers and jeans only a couple of months ago

Brushing Up On My Latin

Latin! I never was academically gifted and never spent a great deal of time at school, well, I didn’t if I could help it. Once I became an Adolescent, that was it for me, I realised there was far more interesting things going on in the world than listening to the drones of a well intentioned maths teacher

A Day In Bristol

One thing about retirement I’m looking forward to is the ability to go out for the day. We did it earlier in the year as a trial run if you like, and went to Bristol. I say a day, but in truth we decided to stay the night at The Bristol Hotel which is situated on the quayside. It was a lovely, end of summer day with plenty of sunshine (at least to start with). After parking up and sorting out the room, me and Dolly Clackett, otherwise known as the wife, went for something to eat at one of the many river side bars.

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