Monthly Archives: November 2011

Smelly petrol stations on the way out

Twenty years ago, when our children were small, a Swedish teenager spent a couple of summers with us to improve her English.  One of the things she told us was different in the UK to Sweden were petrol stations; ours were so … Continue reading

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Consultation and FITs

Since I wrote about our photovoltaic panels being installed last July many thousands of other people across the country have also had PVs installed.  The number of individuals and companies approved as installers has increased – and the cost of … Continue reading

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Giving fabric a second chance…

I love crafts.  Work in metal or wood, fabric or clay, paper and more, to make something beautiful or useful (and preferably both) fills me with delight.  I’m not so good with art for art’s sake; I admit I don’t always understand … Continue reading

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