Monthly Archives: November 2016

Omar’s Diary – 26th November 2016

I am not very sure what I have done wrong to deserve such rough and disrespectful handling as I have had this week. The other evening I was sitting quietly minding my own business when suddenly Man Servant picked me … Continue reading

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Environmental paradoxes in a local paper

One of our local papers in the New Forest area is the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times which has been published weekly without interruption since 1928 and is understood to be the last broadsheet local newspaper in the country. … Continue reading

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Rockets or Whistles?

Every time I but petrol at a certain garage I get given a copy of the Sun. I guess this is one way the newspaper can inflate its circulation numbers. Normally on the rare occasions I did pick up the … Continue reading

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One place to keep your clothes on while enjoying coffee

Nearly 1,000 years ago a lonely goatherd, no this is not an introduction to The Sound of Music, in Ethiopia noticed that his goats would sometimes go a bit wild, a bit crazy and dance and jump around.  This lonely … Continue reading

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Studland – missing fingers, a rabid dog and a privy

When we first arrived from Canada in the early 1960’s my parents would take us, that is my two elder brothers and me to a farm on the road from Studland to Swanage called ‘Brook Farm’.  The reason we went … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a letter in a local paper

Below is an extract from a letter that appeared in our local free newspaper the other week: “We have the new leader of the Lib Dems saying that we help those coming into this country regardless of age. Is it … Continue reading

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