Monthly Archives: June 2010

>Doctor Who: The Big Bang season finale review

>For the avoidance of doubt – this contains mega spoilers, so go no further if you don’t want to know….. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” A simple saying, a wedding tradition, planted deep in the memory of … Continue reading


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>Not Ever – a campaign to challenge assumptions about rape

> “Rape seems to be the only crime where it’s seen as ok to put the victim on trial.” That quote is from Natasha on the front page of the Not Ever campaign website run by Rape Crisis Scotland. I’m … Continue reading

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>Some snippets from the Budget Debate

>I don’t want you to think that I’ve spent the last week glued to the Budget debate in the House of Commons, but I thought I’d share with you another couple of moments from the proceedings from the bits I … Continue reading

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>Danny Alexander rocks the Commons over Labour’s "inheritance tax"

>As I’ve written before,I can see the fairness the Liberal Democrats have added to the Budget – a rise in the personal tax allowance and Capital Gains Tax, the restoration of the earnings link to the State Pension, the banking … Continue reading

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>Happy Birthday Bob!

>Today is my lovely, longsuffering husband’s birthday. It’s also now exactly (at around 5 ish tonight) 23 years since we met. I think the best present he could get today would be some relief from the Hay Fever which is … Continue reading

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>F1: Mark Webber tweets he’s "feeling good" after horrific accident

>You know how much of a stickler for spelling and punctuation I am. I can’t help it. I can’t afford the therapy so you have to live with it. Anyway, I must be cured a little bit because when I … Continue reading

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>A Steamie Roundup with Haggis, Neeps and Liberalism on the side

>Sorry for neglecting you over the past few days – and blogging will be a bit light today as it’s Bob’s birthday and he has half the day off. Anyway, I haven’t been completely lazy – I’ve been writing in … Continue reading

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>Caron’s Corkers – 24th June

>What a week it’s been! This Summer is a frenzy of competitive and political activity. Here’s my pick of the blogosphere in the last few days. Meemalee describes her participation in a Masterchef competition at the BBC Good Food Show … Continue reading

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>Pension age rise brings gloom to this house

>My poor husband has gone to work with a very long face today. Not only is he miserable with Hay Fever, but he was born in 1951. That means he was looking forward to picking up his State Pension in … Continue reading

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>Value Added Fairness from Lib Dems to counter VAT rise

>Before I even say anything about the Budget, I have to say a huge thank you to the lovely elephant, whose well-timed publication of his review of last Saturday’s Doctor Who, during the Budget speech, calmed me down a lot … Continue reading

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