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A bit of fundraising

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Originally posted on D A C Jones Blog:
So if the body holds up I’m planning on doing a few Tough Mudders this year.  I also thought I might try and raise a bit of money for Dementia research. With…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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February 1897: ACHING ARM TO MAKE PANCAKES.

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At a cookery-school I attended, we had a whole lesson devoted to pancakes. We separated the yolks of the eggs from the whites, mixed the yolks with the flour and then added milk to form a…

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Women’s Place on the Farm – November 1923

The opening lecture of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Agricultural Discussion Society for season 1923-24 was held on Wednesday evening in the Bible Training Institute, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, when Miss Margaret Shanks, Gosforth, Cumberland, or as she is more … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Beech-Mast – November 1922

The beech trees this autumn are a wonderful sight. On some of them the nuts or masts are almost as plentiful as the leaves and on a cursory glance the tree thereby loses some of its slender grace and assumes … Continue reading

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Illegitimate Competition – Thursday October 1900

There are plenty of shops, plenty of butter, plenty of everything in our market town; but a new shop is opened by the Maypole Dairy Co., advertising “dairy” butter at ls and 1d per lb and, with each lb the … Continue reading

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Chickens on the Dungstead – Saturday September 1902

A fine half-grown chicken is seen running round and round in a circle and refusing to eat. It is haphazard work diagnosing the complaints of fowls and dosing them but we ventured on a pellet of sulphur, lard and pepper. … Continue reading

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August 1916 – Our bed at the Somme

August 1916 – Our bed at the Somme. via August 1916 – Our bed at the Somme.

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The Troublesome Point of a Nail – July 1904

I tried to file the point of that nail. I knocked it with the head of a poker and then with a hammer. I pasted over it a piece of felt, but it always came up again to catch my … Continue reading

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