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Sunset

It may not be the most pretty view, but I am loving the colours in the sky outside our office tonight!  

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Four seasons in one day?

It would seem that no matter which side of the the ‘pond’ you live at present, life is being dominated by the weather!  Storms and flooding have been the major part of news in the UK for the last few weeks, although to start with little was said about the flooding on the Somerset levels which has been ongoing since before Christmas.  However the storms last week which saw the destruction of the railway at Dawlish, and now flooding in the Thames Valley have changed all of that! Yesterday, it... Read More

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Commemorating World War One

I have just been listening to the radio as they were discussing letters between the soldiers at the front and those at home, and how often on both sides they tried to make light of the conditions they found themselves in.  However, I cannot forget my introduction to the War Poets when I was at school and in particular Wilfred Owen, who opened my eyes to the time and conditions, even if I do not understand poetry in general!  Perhaps in poetry, it was easier to be honest about the... Read More

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Strange Weather?

How is it that with much of the UK experiencing flooding and the effects of storms, and extreme weather in the USA as shown in the image above from the BBC website – I have primroses in flower in my garden at the beginning of January?

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Happy New Year!

OK, I know this is a bit late, but I have been on leave, and enjoying a New Year cold etc.  Hope to resume normal service in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, best wishes to everyone for 2014.

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Pig in chocs!

So it is nearly Christmas and we now have a large tub of sweets in the office to offer to visitors, customers and delivery drivers.  The only trouble is that they sit close to my desk, so the ‘flying pig’ and I are struggling to avoid ‘hogging’ all our favourites! Related articles Pigs do fly! (guysmmapswebsite.dev.visualsoft.co.uk)

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Nelson Mandela

Today the world is commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who went to prison as a freedom fighter, and some would say a terrorist, but who emerged demonstrating Christ-like grace and humanity.  We still have much to learn from this man. Related articles What Can We Learn from Nelson Mandela? (dyannebrown.com) 12 Nelson Mandela Quotes to Remember Him By (everyjoe.com) Nelson Mandela: The quiet dignity of the man (themisirpost.wordpress.com)

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ShelterBox in the Philippines

ShelterBox are continuing to deploy people and resources to the Philippines in response to the typhoon and earlier earthquake.  Our managing director in about to be deployed in one of the Response Teams, and we wish him a safe trip. Please continue to support ShelterBox, by donating your change when making a purchase from Maps Worldwide. Related articles Shelterbox in the Philippines (guysmmapswebsite.dev.visualsoft.co.uk) Interviewing ShelterBox (aaronmcdonaldjournalism.wordpress.com) What More Reason Do You Need? (hdthomas.wordpress.com)

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WHY?

Is it a horse or is it a lamp, you decide? Spotted in Zizzi’s Winchester. Related articles Exploring Winchester (vlasischristopoulos.wordpress.com)