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Politics

What would I even stockpile?

Over the weekend, the snow – and the fact that it turned to ice, trapping me (yes, I’m exaggerating) at the top of a hill – got me thinking about stockpiling. Leaving aside that stockpiling and panic buying seems fashionable, the fact that I found myself without easy access to a supermarket – and thus […]

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Books of 2018

Each year I set myself a goal of reading 12 or so books, and then at the end of the year I try to come here and review them. It’s a silly idea, because I can barely remember what I thought at the time when it comes to doing the review. So this year I’ve […]

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Fact Check

You’ll never guess what Monarch’s planes are doing now

… Broadly speaking, they’re flying about. This blog post is mainly appearing here because I found myself wondering about the fate of Monarch’s 35-strong fleet of planes after it fell into administration last October. I’d seen the “Monarch Cook” partially reliveried planes popping up on Instagram, but I was wondering… where did all the others […]

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Review of 2017

❌ Say no more

Part of my plan for 2017 was to say no to more short term things in favour of a long term approach. I don’t think I embraced this, and my scrawl on top of this objective on my plan – my way of marking what I thought I’d done well and what I hadn’t – […]

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Review of 2017

👌🏼 The simple ‘yes/no’ ones

Every plan for the year, even a themed one, has some simple ‘yes/no’, did or didn’t goals and even I can’t waffle on about each of them for more than about 100 words – so here’s the run down of the remaining goals. It was a heap of success on the saving for buying a […]