Author: Dennis Clarke

Being Fleeced At Local Tombola – Dims The Joy

The tombola stall is one that I can’t stand dealing with when we have social gatherings.  It’s not the goods persya but the sort of clientelle that flocks to the tombola and raffle stall do have a bit of a reputation in our village.   There are two or three interbred families that are still very […]

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Losing Plastic Slips & Wrappings

There is a most definite move away from unecessary plastics these days and it’s not surprising.  The very alarming documentaries make you realise just how fragile our environment.  Now we are faced with pictures of the vast oceans of plastic washing up on shores, we are having to look seriously at our rediculous reliance on […]

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Choosing Quality Gifts That Retain Their Value

Pretty bling is how some of my partner’s current selection of jewellery would safely be described.  The costume pieces that I lovingly grabbed as gfts for her from various relative when offered seem rather tawdry and old fashioned now but looking at some of the magazines, there are a few pieces in my box that […]

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Online Gocery Shopping With US Differences

I was on holiday with family in the States recently and we discovered a new line in online shopping which was just as effective as the one we use here for groceries.  There is one store in particular that you register with – place your order and my word, there are simply hundreds of pages […]

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Implementing Wardrobe Revamp Without Buying . . . .

I am very reliably informed that the best way to rejuvinate the wardrobe is to select the main colour for a particular theme.  Choose trousers, a good skirt and a jacket that goes with both – this is Set A.  From there choose 6 toning tee-shirts or other tops.  Then select another trouser/skirt/jacket combo – […]

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Popping A Spring Surprise For Mum

This is really a fantastic time of year isn’t it – so much new growth out in the gardens, shops getting in the smarter summery clothing ranges.  It feel very special because the drabness of the winter months, with the constant cold and rain do seem to pass away from memory very quickly.   This is […]

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Subscriptions To Lifestyle Change In The Bag

This is just the time of year when the tv advertisers are doing their upmost to get us all organised in our lives.  This can be by way of changes of lifestyle i.e. giving up smoking, eating, driving and instead taking the smoking challenge and dietary changes – gym membership and fat club groups abounding.   […]

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The Mutton Looking Like Lamb Scenario

I have a pal who has gone through a phase of buying quite modern stuff and after a little while been thinking that perhaps she might begin to look like mutton dressed up like lamb.   Of course when I mention this to pals and relatives, usually younger ones, they laugh out oud and suggest I’m […]

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Dress Sense Is Not Bought But Acquired

I’ve recently got into the heritage house stewarding side of things.  I really enjoy it – meeting a vastly different set of folk every week.  I also like the different colleagues I see and work with on a regular basis.  It keeps me up to date with what’s going on outside of my little world.  […]

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Think Ahead & Plan Wisely For Satisfactory Gifting

Ah the end of year seasonal bunfight is fast approaching.  That time when everything goes completely mad and the present buying frenzy hits us.  The best method these days is to have an electronic list set up.  The best online gift sites will be able to store this and you get prompters on your phone […]

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