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    I really loved those books. I read them in...

    I really loved those books. I read them in sequence, too!

    Another SF writer I adore is John Wyndham, his books including The Triffids, The Problem with Lichen and The Kraken Wakes. I reread a...
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    I use Amazon UK a LOT. But their 'tax avoidance'...

    I use Amazon UK a LOT. But their 'tax avoidance' (along with Apple, Starbucks and others) really irritates me!
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    Well, that's exactly what we do in the UK. keep...

    Well, that's exactly what we do in the UK. keep calm and carry on. I am not on Facebook or Twitter, but a friend emailed me that just after the latest bomb at Parsons Green tube station someone...
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    Sadly, yes.

    Sadly, yes.
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    I am in Portloe a tiny village, next to Veryan...

    I am in Portloe a tiny village, next to Veryan with its famous round houses, built (legend says) by a vicar of the parish to house his four spinster daughters, with no corners in which the devil...
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    Great photies, IL!

    Great photies, IL!
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    Whilst in no way denigrating the long and ongoing...

    Whilst in no way denigrating the long and ongoing threat to the people of Israel, we in the UK are no strangers to terrorist attacks.

    I lived in London when the IRA bombings was at its height. I...
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    It's not a holiday in the UK, although I am...

    It's not a holiday in the UK, although I am actually away from home, down in Cornwall, Poldark and Doc Martin country!
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    I didn't find it helpful for me when flying to...

    I didn't find it helpful for me when flying to Australia, although my husband did.
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    I have separate larder fridge and freezer. I...

    I have separate larder fridge and freezer. I bought Bosch and they both have an A efficiency level, as we 'Europeans' call it!

    I find Bosch very reliable.
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    Greengages and other plums. Jam, crumbles,...

    Greengages and other plums. Jam, crumbles, coulis, roasted and added to home-made elderflower cordial.
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    I grew up attending highland Gatherings...

    I grew up attending highland Gatherings throughout the summer as I was a Highland Dancer. My brother was a shinty player and many of the family played the pipes, but none of the men took part in any...
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    Only a brave person ould call that item of...

    Only a brave person ould call that item of clothing a 'skirt'...
  14. Welcome! I am a member on the 'other' side of...

    Welcome! I am a member on the 'other' side of the pond.
  15. Add me to that number. Luckily I am not an...

    Add me to that number. Luckily I am not an American, so have no horse in this race!
  16. My husband bought me a Kindle as a gift a few...

    My husband bought me a Kindle as a gift a few years ago, which I ungraciously accepted as I had stated my preference for the look, feel, smell of real books. What galvanised me to use it was buying...
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    Another good British Young Adults' writer is...

    Another good British Young Adults' writer is Philip Pullman. I buy his trilogy of novels His Dark Materials as a gift for 12 year olds, or younher if they are good readers!
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    It is the lead story every day here as more and...

    It is the lead story every day here as more and more tower blocks are listed as having sub-standard cladding.
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    I had to transit through King's Cross Station in...

    I had to transit through King's Cross Station in London yesterday. My sister (here on a surprise visit from Australia) asked what all the people in Hogwart's uniforms were doing. I explained they...
  20. G'day, from the Mother country!

    G'day, from the Mother country!
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    I swear by my Bosch front-loading washing...

    I swear by my Bosch front-loading washing machine. I also have had Miele machines, but they are so pricey, and I don't think they are any better than Bosch.
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    Welcome, from a member from over the pond!

    Welcome, from a member from over the pond!
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    Not really. Whilst Mr Trump assures us there...

    Not really. Whilst Mr Trump assures us there will be a special deal, those of us with a brain know that his stance is influenced by Mr Obama's stated policy that the UK would be at the back of a...
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    I'm not sure. At the beginning, Mrs May's...

    I'm not sure. At the beginning, Mrs May's campaign seemed to signal a foregone conclusion that she would actually increase her majority. Sadly, some of the measures proposed in the Tory manifesto...
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    I am in mourning....:(

    I am in mourning....:(
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