The Office

Rail fares are going to be shaken up to try and clamp down on train operators selling  expensive tickets when cheaper tickets are available. The practice in question is referred to a split ticketing. There’s even a little...

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The Brexican

What does one call a Mexican British combo? Britican? Mexglish? I think a more fitting title, given recent political developments, would be a Brexican. The combo I’m referring to is Mrs P, my Mexican bride who now, finally...

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Spit and Sawdust

If you are hoping for a tale of drinking and debauchery in a traditional olde worlde pub, then I am going to disappoint you. Wrong type of spit and sawdust establishment. Instead, let me introduce you to a world that is...

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Adios Vulcan

In the 1950s, Britain decided they needed some shiny new planes to deliver the country’s nuclear bombs to carefully chosen locations east of Berlin. Britain was still a world  superpower of sorts. In the air, she was...

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Most Conspicuous Bravery

On the 12th March, one hundred years ago, a young fellow from Bournemouth, Cecil Noble, rushed head first into German machine gun fire to cut through a mass of wire that was holding up his battalion. Noble by name, noble by...

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Bournemouth Fire Gardens

The Bournemouth Gardens Fire Show seems to be an annual event now. I missed it last year. But I was there this year, armed with my Fuji X-M1 to test its ability to shoot a little video. It’s not the most entertaining video...

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