Locked Down or Locked Up?


At the time of writing, the whole world is in some form of lockdown. China, where this health crisis began, is slowly starting to get back to some sort of normality and restrictions have been lifted from people's ability to go out, but countries like New Zealand, where the virus has only just started to …

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Choices


I saw this posted by Rev Richard Coles on Twitter this morning: It is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to ask her to be the mother of God. It is also a Quarter Day, when tithes were due, which is why the HMRC's tax year begins …

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Human Instinct in a Time of Crisis


In times of crisis, our natural human instincts come to the fore. We could argue that they are not that far from the surface at the best of times, and therefore when it isn’t the best of times, our instincts are ready and waiting to break through the thin veneer of civility and respectability that …

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Attack of the Fibro


I have had a spell of relative wellness with my fibromyalgia which has lasted about two weeks or so, which is great news, and apart from a 3 day migraine last week, I have enjoyed the freedoms that reduced pain, improved movement, and a general upturn in my outlook during it. But, before you go …

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Middleton Shopping Centre


I went to Middleton Shopping Centre today for the first time in I don't know how long, and for the first time EVER noticed this frieze on the wall. It's quite difficult to get a proper photo of them because to see them properly, but from my (very poor) pictures you can see some of …

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Baked Eggs


I shared this delicious lunch with my daughter today. I have often seen "baked eggs" in different guises and variations on foodie websites and in recipe books, but I have never been tempted enough to try them for myself. For some reason, any recipe that involves breaking eggs that need to be kept whole makes …

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View from the PamCam – Norma the Nomad


"Norma the Nomad" is on the move again, this time sitting on the Repiano seat in band. View from the PamCam A brass band has 10 players in its cornet section, made up of 4 on the front row (Principal, Assistant Principal, 3rd and 4th chair - or as we used to say Top Man, …

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