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Of Dogs And Men

Despite notices declaring that our local club lakes are private property - Members Only, Trespassers Will be Decapitated - there are a number of folk who still insist on 'walking' their dogs around the water. Some of them actually transport their pets, by car, from surrounding districts expressly for the purpose.No big deal, really, providing

Always Take The Weather

This weekend the weather has been diabolical. It's been so bad that our annual Air Show didn't quite take off. Oh, the planes were up there, all right, we could hear them, but as for actually seeing anything much – forget it. Rain and wind rattled window panes, had birds and squirrels clinging on to

Profile Of A Charterboat Skipper

I’ve been told that the secret of becoming a really good charterboat skipper is to sink a boat early on in your career. The logic behind this advice, apparently, being that it is similar to when you first learn to drive. They say you've got to have one accident - everybody does - so the

Ducks And Other Little Things

Early evening, after a long, hot day and the consumption of a full flask of coffee, a six pack of Diet Coke and a litre or two of lemonade, Hubby was desperate to reduce the pressure. 'It's no good,' he said. 'I've got to have a sprinkle. Look the other way for a minute.' As

Nashcake!

Found out by accident that Nashy's flavourings make exceedingly good cakes. My sons had used up all my cake flavourings, for their boilie experiments, before carefully replacing the empties so I wouldn't find out. Faced with a basic madeira and no vanilla essence I visited their bait cupboard and found some little bottles with Kevin