Category Archives: Local Cumbrian Content

Guilt, Cabbages and Kings

I have just spent 2 weeks ‘overseas’. Back in the UK to be precise: 9 days in Cumbria and 6 days in Devon/Cornwall. I was on a self-induced guilt trip to see ‘the-grandchildren’. Those of you with grandchildren will know … Continue reading

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Swallow Tales – July 2012

Go on… says my supervisor.. write something interesting this month for the Sentinel. Instead of your usual drivel [nice word? – drivel]. Carol also wants you to write something about what we do out here on the farm [does she? … Continue reading

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Oh Won’t you write me .. a letter from Aspatria: A

Oh Won’t you write me .. a letter from Aspatria. The first thing to learn is the pronunciation: ASPEYTREEUH. It is the only place I know in the world with 3 A’s and all pronounced differently. The first A is … Continue reading

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22 Nov 2008 – a title to conjure with

Holly Lodge News: Joanne tells us that the upgrade to the tool room is progressing well. The tiles have all been removed and ‘it looks a lot better already’ We had a trojan virus on the PC in the office … Continue reading

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Office of Unfair Trading wakens dragon

first posted Friday, April 18, 2008 I haven’t ranted for a while – but there was an item on the news yesterday about contractors and the Office of Unfair Trading that wakened the dragon. I am not fond of some … Continue reading

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Crosby Stills and Nash – Edinburgh Playhouse 23 June 2005

Mrs R and I had a great night in Edinburgh – CSN in concert. Three heroes, a tight band and nearly three hours of pure musical nostalgia. The theatre was extremely hot but I can’t say that I noticed that … Continue reading

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I came to Barrow-in-Furness not to praise it

Tuesday June 21 2005: I go to Barrow In Furness   Yesterday I went to Barrow In Furness (BIF). Technically in Cumbria, but with an LA postcode. Is there something they haven’t told us. Joy of Joy they are moving … Continue reading

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Ben Comes Home

Ben Comes Home or the odyssey of an erstewhile Trail Hound..     Ben loved his mam – and his sisters and brothers (nine in all). He especially loved the way his mam licked his face with her sticky warm … Continue reading

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