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    Lincoln- An Enchanting City

    I wanted to write this article today about the lovely city of Lincoln. I have visited a few times over the past two years and I’m feeling the need to return because I love it so much. Lincoln is full of attractive properties, including 16th century and Georgian buildings with the beautiful Norman Cathedral and castle. Once you visit the centre of the city you feel that you’ve stepped back in time. Lincoln was a Roman town and many of the buildings reflect this, such as the 3rd-century Newport Arch; the northern gateway that is still used by traffic. When you have reached the summit of what’s called ‘Steep Hill’,…

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    My Current Favourite Apps

    I’d like to share with you the apps I’ve downloaded recently. Some of them I think are really good. 1…Swiftkey Keyboard This is a great keyboard app that you can use on your phone. It recognises quite quickly the way you type and gives you suggestions for words after you’ve typed the first or second letter. It’s great because there’s no faffing around with constant random suggestions that you don’t need and therefore taking away the embarrassment of constant typo errors. You can also choose languages that you want to use and it will suggest ‘Bonjour’ when you really want to only type ‘Bonjour’, not Boudoir, Bon Jovi tour or Bonjela,…

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    A Great Shazaming December

    Shazam is an app I’ve been using for a few years now, and it’s mainly because I have a bit of a journey to work and back and I’m not the sort of person that can put on a radio station, and enjoy the offerings. I’m a fiddler with the knobs. I have a handy little switch on my steering wheel, which many cars have, and I’m forever changing the stations. The reason for this is because after listening to a track, the next one will undoubtedly be a song I cannot possibly sit through for the next 3 minutes. I’m a bit picky. Nevertheless, I will come across tracks…

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    Whitby

    It has been 10 whole weeks since I wrote my last blog post, so I do apologise for being off the radar for such a long time. I have had ill-health and various issues, but I am now right as rain, positive and raring to go. This post is kind of following on from the one before in which I reviewed a few gothic stories. One in particular, ‘Dracula’ which was recommended by a good friend. I subsequently read this with relish before we embarked on the 3 day trip to Whitby in Yorkshire. The town is very quirky and has lots of history. It is split down the middle…

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    A Heart Felt Thank You

    Along the journey of life you meet people who may have a positive impact on your well-being or a negative one. I have had some pretty negative ones, especially with men-folk, but I wanted to write this short post to say thank you to a man that has been such a positive force in my life for the good and I can’t thank him enough. I’ve been struggling with ill-health for quite a while now, and this person has been there for me to provide comfort and care. Here are the reasons why: Thank you for calling/texting me every day to see how I am. Thank you for remembering my…

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    Badminton Banter

    I know my last post was a bit dismissive of the sunshine, well not the sunshine really, just the things that go on in my garden when the day is hot. This post is about something that occurred only yesterday, a revelation in fact, which came about when my son popped upstairs and dug out his skipping rope. He challenged me to skip for 10 seconds, which I did; after I watched him skip for 50. Not the kind of step over skipping, the jump over sort, real quick, like boxers do. I came to the realisation pretty early on, after I’d increased it to 20, that this was a…