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Stress, a little grrrr, blue light and some other colours

Stress, emergency services, healthcare, and art featured in Week 8’s posts but we will start with music. Carol Woolley’s post about a choral evening A Valentines musical treat (I’ve included a video of Thank You for the Music by Abba because it

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People that are close, places far away

My apologies for the delay in the Week 37 summary due to catastrophic laptop failure, resulting eventually in having to replace the hard drive (and losing some files from the last couple of months since it last broke down when

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Time travel, rock stars and chilli peppers

Not so many posts for Week 34, but it was the week after the bank holiday and some of the regulars are busy travelling or getting back into the routine after travelling. And less posts mean that you have time

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Warmth, compassion and new starts

After some variable and decidedly chilly weather in May, we seem to have started June with much sunnier weather and that was reflected in a few of the Week 22 contributions to Weekly Blog Club. There were also some tough

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Lady & gentleman at a windmill

Richard Overy shares with us a sunny photo of a smiling couple who might be a good advertisement for the joys of cycling. Lady & gentleman at a windmill by Richard Overy.

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Flotillas, cookies, and big ideas

Advance warning: I may have to mention the ‘D J’ term in this summary. Week 23 of Weekly Blog Club was an unsummery one outdoors, which is all the more reason for having things to read whilst the wind lashes

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Urban snapshots on a spring day

This set of snapshots (taken on an iPod Touch, so low quality level) with narrative in captions gives glimpses of a walk through a city centre on a very warm late spring day. Choose slideshow with info option for more

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Cake, culture, camping and a flame

There was a bit of a culture theme to several of Week 21’s 10 posts. Cake featured in a culture-themed post and made it into a post title this week. Four of the posts centred on digital media, and a

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Confessions of a so called Wild Camper Part One

What an irresistible title Kate Bentham has chosen for her Week 14 post! Learn useful things, such as what not to forget when you go camping (wild or tame), and how to make a hot water ‘bottle’ with just stones,

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10 Reasons Why I Had Fun at the Sharjah 10s

Hannah Chia writes about short, sharp rugby at the Sharjah 10s for Week 13 of #WeeklyBlogClub – and mentions a previous experience in a sandstorm, and the sexiness of both the men and women. 10 Reasons Why I Had Fun

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