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Colons and Colons

As I dislike learning by rote, anatomy and physiology never floated my boat  during  my student days.   So, it’s no surprise that when I saw today’s picture, a transverse section across the abdomen, I mistook the person’s right kidney…

Le Singe Est Dans L’Arbre

Can I recommend Le Ranolien a campsite that I’ve stayed on many times? Perhaps eight. It’s a beautifully resourced site in a wonderful location just a stone’s throw from the sea in the North Breton coast. There are lovely restaurants,…

Cockwomble

I bought the boys naughty chocolate for their Christmas stockings earlier this year. They’ve been hidden in my knicker drawer safe and secure for a couple of months. No-one would venture there. Now you’d expect this to be cheap low…

Accent

I came to Devon the early 1980s, as a student at Exeter University, known for its poshness. The Sloane Ranger was in full force. Essex girl rocked up. ‘I ‘aven’t got an accent!’ I announced, glottal stops ‘n’ all. As…

Triple Word Points

As a person who adores word craft in all its forms I absolutely love Scrabble.  It’s a game that’s stood the test of time.  I think that I got my first set as a Christmas present when I was about…

A-Level Day

It’s A-level day! My son, Louis, finally gets his results. Whether he’ll get the grades to go to his 1st or 2nd choice university is anyone’s guess. There is a ‘Plan B’ that he seemed pretty happy with if it…