Category Archives: My World and As I See It

The long hot summer


There have been many comparisons between the current hot spell and the summer of 1976 when we had 8 weeks of high temperatures. The trouble is I wasn’t in the country at that time, I was stationed in RAF Germany … Continue reading

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What does Vlad want?


Seriously, why is Vladimir Putin is trying to claim Ukraine back into the Russian canon? In 1992 Ukraine became an independent nation after the fall of the Berlin wall. They were fed up with the oppressive and controlling regime that … Continue reading

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The End


So, after over 15 months of hard work erecting our Men’s Shed, we were told in early February 2022 that the lease on the building we were in was ending at the end of March We sweated blood and tears … Continue reading

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And so it carries on…


Well, the Men’s Shed project is doing well and is now finished. At last we can get going on building our own projects and not building the workshops. The extraction system has been installed and is working well, and the … Continue reading

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The saga continues


Following on from my last brush with the medical services, it’s now gone one stage further. Having been here for a day they decided that I needed an angiogram to see what is happening around the ticker. After a false … Continue reading

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So it happens to me…


A normal morning, not hurrying, leisurely breakfast (I am retired!) and started pottering in the garage and around the house, when a slight, and I mean slight pain started in the solar plexis area of my chest, accompanied shortly afterwards … Continue reading

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The Bordon Men’s Shed


About 4 years ago I saw a flyer advertising the local Men’s Shed, which to those who have never heard of them are places where men (and women) can meet for comradeship and friendship under the guise of working on … Continue reading

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April, come she will…


It has come to my attention that spring was supposed to have arrived by now, what’s all this cold stuff falling out of the sky? On March 16th we had temperatures of 23°, yesterday we had -2! Just shows the … Continue reading

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My Birthday


Yes, it’s today. I’m 70 (my birthday was in March but hey)! I’ll get rid of all the old clichés right now, didn’t expect that; wow 70 already; where does the time go, etc etc. It’s all the more surprising … Continue reading

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Happy New (hopefully) Year?


Here we are on the cusp of ‘getting rid’ of 2020, as if there is something about the old year that can be banished by the introduction of a new one. The date is arbitrary anyway decided long ago by … Continue reading

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