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New year, new me… Maybe

Belated happy new year! As we enter a new year and new decade, you will, like me, have noticed lots of newspaper and internet features along the lines of “New Year, New You”. These are usually accompanied by brightly coloured … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day of Archie

I cannot decide whether or not I am a dog lover. This is the sort of problem that I have the inclination to mull over now that I work only part-time.     Here I am with my dog, apparently … Continue reading

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Seasonal Traditions

Everyone has their Christmas traditions. In our household, a Christmas tradition in recent years has been for Hamish, aging literary whippet, with a manly white chest  and so on, to acquire an indisposition of some kind. It seems to be … Continue reading

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His Master’s Voice

Don’t tell Hamish, but I never really wanted a dog. During 24 years of marriage, each time Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries came round, like any dutiful husband I would ask my wife, Jo, what gift she would like, and answer … Continue reading

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