Monthly Archives: July 2011

Liversage Trust

The word ‘almshouse’ sounds like a throwback to history – but many almshouses, and their trusts are alive and well.  Derby hosts one of the largest, the Liversage Trust, and for the last year or so I have been one of … Continue reading

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Beautiful and practical

Littleover in Bloom has been preparing hard for the judges’ visit, which I believe took place yesterday.  The number of baskets and boxes of plants seems the greatest ever and the flowers have been growing well in the recent sun … Continue reading

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Managing money

Two conversations I’ve had today stand out as they covered a topic that I didn’t naturally link to either person – finance. The first was with a neighbour, whom I discovered was working with businesses to include managing money as a topic they … Continue reading

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Our own ‘green’ electricity!

We’ve talked for ages about getting photovoltaic (PV) panels on our roof – and now it’s happening! When the Government introduced ‘feed in tariffs’ for green electricity, it suddenly made generating electricity on one’s roof not something for deep green environmentalists … Continue reading

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