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An Englishman’s Heart is his Castle
Pioneers or Settlers
Aragunt and Legless
We’re All Doomed!
Men Wanted for
Wonders of the Universe
The Abandoned car
The Winter Years
Cash in the Attic
Re:cycling Part 1
Re: cycling Part 2
Pass the Bomb
A Fragile Peace
The Bagpipes and the Banjo
Chasing the Wind
Living with Uncertainty
B O B o n : The Abandoned Car
One of the jobs I've had involved crossing the Pennines to visit a construction site in Harrogate. One day I drove past a lay-by up on the moors and there was an old Citroen BX parked up. I thought nothing of it until a few days later I went past the same spot and all the tyres on the car were flat, windscreen wipers were missing and the headlights removed. MORE . . .
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B O B o n : Wonders of the Universe
As I watched the sun rise recently over Howe Bridge where I live, I had to remind myself that the sun wasn’t really rising. It was the earth that was turning. The effect was still the same. It was still a wonder. A new dawn and a new day were unfolding, and I took ten minutes out to watch it.
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B O B o n : Aragunt and Legless
It was a strange world that I found myself in today. Like walking into some Narnia like cupboard only to find myself in an adventure of epic proportions.
My four year old grandson was directing the adventure. He was a character called Aragunt and I was Legless. At least I think that’s what he said. MORE . . .
B O B o n : We’re All Doomed!
As I look out across the landscape of my own life there have been times of success and hope, yet sometimes running alongside that times of failure and despair. I wonder just how many blokes out there struggle to rebuild their lives after a disaster. How do we transform the rubble and devastation caused by the earthquakes and tsunamis of life into hope for the future? MORE . . .
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B O B o n : Grave News
The writer, William Wordsworth, visited this same place 200 years ago and wrote this: ‘The ground is humbly fenced and not a tree to dignify or adorn it. But among this little company of graves, how much mortal weariness is laid to rest, how many anxieties are stilled, what fearful apprehensions removed forever.
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B O B on : Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey
When was the last time anyone invited you on an adventure?
I was reminded recently about an advertisement that supposedly appeared in a newspaper in December 1913. The story goes that five thousand men applied for twenty six places to join Ernest Shackleton on another of his polar expeditions. MORE
B O B o n : Jam Night
I had arranged to meet a friend I hadn’t seen for a while and he suggested we go with a friend of his to a pub near where he lived. It was Jam Night. The only available seats near to the stage were unfortunately right below a flat screen television on the wall. He pointed out a tall thin woman across the room as the manager of the pub, and said she could look after herself and wouldn’t stand for any nonsense. MORE . . .
B O B o n : An Englishman’s Heart is his Castle
There’s a strange fascination with castles. For boys it’s all about swords and shields, battles and bows and arrows. For girls it’s about long hair and floaty dresses. It used to be that the girl in the floaty dress would get rescued by the bloke riding the white horse. Nowadays the girl has to be a strong role model, probably pushing the bearded bumbling bloke in the chain mail vest into a horse trough so that she can get the job done! MORE .
B O B o n : Warning!
I found some warnings on the back of a replacement mains adaptor for my laptop. I’ve read them a few times and still don’t get either of them. What exactly are the hazards they are trying to flag up? Saying that something might not cause a problem isn’t really a warning is it? So although there are warnings, they are unclear, and I’m not sure what to look out for.
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B O B o n : Pioneers and Settlers
All new ideas require pioneers to get them off the ground, people who are willing to take some risks and boldly go where none have been before. People who somehow manage not only to stop the merry-go-round, but also have the presence of mind to get off, rather than remain on it when it starts spinning round again. MORE . . .