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Aug31

Saying goodbye to my 30′s

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Well…my 40th birthday is not too far away now.

I have to say I’m a little ambivalent about it all; On one hand I’m aware of passing another of life’s milestones and that naturally gives me pause for thought. On the other hand, the first 4 years of the new millennium were (for me at least) largely crap and I’m not sorry to see the back of them.

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Aug29

Rant: Royal Mail Once Again Fails

Mail Fail

Todays BBC news carried the (almost) unbelievable story of a Postman who has been suspended for advising his customers how to opt-out of the Royal Mail’s direct marketing.

Postman Roger Annies composed and circulated a leaflet about the Royal Mail’s opt-out clause for unsolicited mail during his rounds in Barry, south Wales.

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Aug17

Rant: Selfish greedy bastards!

Dubya. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Dubya’ Bush and his 10-gallon hat brigade continue to avoid entering into serious discussions with any of the other G8 nations to agree to take action on climate change – despite the US being the single biggest source of carbon emissions in the world!

Instead, the perpetually smirking bastard believes that the issues of climate change and global warnings are best dealt with, by using what he calls “New Technologies”.

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Aug12

Rave: Free Fallin’

Over the last 10 years, we have talked repeatedly about doing a skydive. But somehow we never progressed further; there always seemed to be something happening that meant we never managed to get it booked.

We decided it was time to take the plunge!

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