Small things that irritate!

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Many of us have similar things that bug us – litter, failing infrastructure, aggressive drivers. Some seem to point to a serious moral bankruptcy and failure of positive core values – competitive conspicuous material consumption; entitlement; food wastage; exploring extra planet habitats when we are ignoring and destroying the current one we have, are but […]

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A gem of a read

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Cry the Beloved Country.  What do we do in times like this? Watch the news to keep abreast?  Weep for those small businesses and informal traders who have lost everything; for all those who will lose their jobs; for the further disruption of the vaccine roll-out; for the possible shortage of oxygen, essential medications, and […]

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Then and now:79 Lancaster 50 years on

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2021 marks 50 years of Liz’s connection to 79 Lancaster Ave. As a young couple we purchased the house in 1971 from the original owner who had built it in 1948.  We gradually altered to accommodate a growing family and then, with changed marital circumstances and children growing up,  in 1994 Liz opened the Guesthouse […]

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Loss in the time of Corona

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Nobody can argue that Covid has had a massive effect on all parts of the world in 2020 and that life under strict Lockdown was different from the life most of us had been used to. How it affected the world, how governments responded to Covid, and the impact on individuals, is a matter of […]

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