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Post-Brexit coffee taste changed

Jun 25th, 2016 | By

It’s not because of the referendum, but the coffee blend prepared at this specialist cafe in Bath, Post-Brexit UK, by experts who strive for perfection, changes weekly and there are three blends to choose from. The blend I’m enjoying is from Panama and I think we still trade with Panama!   In any case Panama
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The lull of the leap year, the lure of the moment given

Feb 29th, 2016 | By

Today, in the future you may wonder when this was written and I will tell you, is the 29th day of February 2016. Unless we change things, the calendar we have adopted for the main part, there will be more leap years. And a tradition that is likely to continue for a little while is
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Spectre: what happened to the Bond genre?

Nov 9th, 2015 | By

I was suspicious when I heard the title. Perhaps when you name the villain in the title, you lose the will to, die another day….well, the energy of the story. You have already popped a hole in the balloon. There was not much left after that. Music (sub-par, generic suspense-thump plus chase-clashing and, almost entirely
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The Shapes of Things – a story taster

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
The peope Jack might have been talking about?

“Something is wrong with the way people live. You can tell by the way they walk” said Doherty. Rivers were flowing as usual. Streets, filled with shoppers and of course cars. The cars edged forward at a slower pace than the pavement browsers achieved – more cars than road space. All were predictably “there”. A
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“Bus Lanes” to be for walkers – Pedestrianization of Transport Policy

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Under a new planning directive by the Department of Transport, Bus Lanes are to be phased out and will be converted to Walking Lanes in all cities in the UK with a population above 500,000. The much welcomed and also much hated move – depending on who you talk to, will be phased in by
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Greece and Hope

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
Greece has views, and views

    Greece: Do we, Greeks, have any hope?   [Question and answer originally published on Quora.com – September 14, 2013 ]   Absolutely you do. Just not as soon as we’d all like for you. With one of the best known collections of topographic and scenic beauty, wonderful history that’s still visible, one of
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Why you should quit politics (And embark on a much more effective path to liberty)

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

GUEST ARTICLE By Kaleb Matson     The political process as a means to liberty has been about as effective as socialism as a means to prosperity. In this article I’m going to argue that if your goal is liberty, electoral politics is the last path you should consider. Then I will suggest a far
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CROWDFUNDING RESOURCES

May 28th, 2012 | By

An introductory list: Crowdfunding and finance  sources and resources – mostly for early stage and startup businesses, but often appropriate for smaller companies seeking finance to expand. Some include specific seed stage funding activity and connected areas [ Always do your own Due Diligence! ]: Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com Symbid https://www.symbid.com Sprouter https://www.sprouter.com Springwise https://www.springwise.com Crowdcube (UK)
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Oasis Hotel, Avenida Cadiz, Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

Jan 26th, 2012 | By
Cordoba - Mesquita - The Cathedral in the middle of the old mosque

Oasis Hotel Cordoba If there comes a time when cutting the overall cost of a trip is a good idea, one way is to punctuate your stay between chic or grand or charming but pricey hotels, with a cheaper one. Cordoba is a must-see (why else stay there!?). Another “must-visit” in your Andalucian tour. I
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Amazon, Apple, markets and Tablets of desire

Sep 30th, 2011 | By

I have only seen basic stuff on the Fire, Amazon’s newly launched tablet) I say Fire away – because I am sure it will be good and yes I do think both will go forward and both will build sales I believe also that Apple will not have been resting on its laurels and will
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