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    Easter Bank Holiday Wash-Out

    I have the bank holiday blues. A term used to describe the total misery for the first day back at work after a long weekend that you were so looking forward to. My bank holiday blues are the ones where you get up on the day, of the bank holiday, look outside and realise, that yet again it’s raining, but I knew it would be. I had my window open last night because dare I say it, it has been unseasonably warm, and I heard the unmistakable sound of raindrops pattering, no pounding on the glass, angrily doing its best to wake me up early on my Easter Monday lie…

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    Wollaton Hall

    Over the Easter Holidays, I visited ‘Wollaton Hall’ in Nottinghamshire.It was built by Robert Smythson an Elizabethan Architect in 1580. It was updated in 1702 by the Duchess of Chandos with Italian masons employed to make the decorative work on the mansion. In 1801, a fire destroyed the interior of the house, but it was remodelled by Jeffry Wyatville, a well-known designer of gardens and architecture. The Willoughby family, who still owned the house, left, and it was bought by The City of Nottingham in 1924 and opened as a Natural History Museum. The house is very beautiful to look at and extremely impressive from many vantage points. There’s a…

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    Funny Hotel Descriptions

    Just over a year ago, I was fortunate enough to pass and study a course to enable me to teach English as a foreign language. On the first day, we were given a sheet as a kind of icebreaker about the way grammar can be used in the wrong way. To be honest, even native English speakers like myself get it wrong sometimes because the English language can be so complicated. Even young children struggle with using terms such as goed for went, ranned for run and lighted for lit. It’s understandable that as we grow up in our countries and learn our mother tongues, we are taught early on how…

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    Road Trip Questions

    Ok, so you’re on a long journey and your bored. Or, you’re sitting at home with nothing to do except talk to the dog or your sitting in company with someone who’s boring the tits of you. So what do you do? You go to Pinterest or Google and type in ‘Road Trip Questions’ or similar and answer them so that you can relieve your boredom because you’ve too much time on your hands. I don’t know about you, but I quite like lists of stuff. And then you can ask your mate who’s driving these same questions, (some interesting convos can come out of this, or smacks in the chops…

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    Cold Snap!!!

    This has got to be the coldest day, ever. In fact, the weather man/woman informed the British public that yesterday was the coldest day since records began. The city in which I live, has been quite lucky and only had a few inches of snow, but the majority of the country has had it so bad with drifts, road accidents and even deaths; it’s been truly shocking. It is snowing a little this evening I noticed when I took my dog out for a walk and the roads and pathways are eerily silent. It’s just the coldness I can’t quite get my head around. I know there are countries around…

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    What’s in a Dream?

    Not all forms of a dream are the same. Some can be frightening, funny, sad and downright bizarre.  They can, apparently, be influenced by past experiences, medication and stress. There are a few different classifications of certain dreams. One of them, the nightmare, can be caused by different triggers due to emotional upheavals or traumatic experiences, but not always.  There is a small percentage of the population that have recurring nightmares and feel afraid to fall back to sleep. Another one, a lucid dream, can be controlled to an extent and can be fascinating in nature. People’s daily lives do influence dreams so researchers state. A caregiver dreams far more…