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TEACH YOURSELF COMPUTERS

10/12/11

I could never describe myself as computer literate. On the wall above my desk there is a sketch of a PC with the words.     ‘Hello. This is your computer…

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SECRETS

10/05/11

Secrets. What do you do with them? So exciting when first told, they hang around your neck like Bilbo’s ring, causing you to double check your every utterance in case you inadvertently give…

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PARENTING – HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

10/03/11

When my children were small I remember how those with more experience than me always said the same thing.”You think it’s hard now? Just wait until they’re older.”Whenever I heard…

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TV IN THE DIGITAL AGE

09/27/11

So Ilkley has entered the digital age. Last week, the analogue television signal to our little town was turned off and now if you want to watch you have to…

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CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE

09/21/11

It’s been nine days since my last post. My output has dropped from at least twice a week to…well, to who knows what. I did think about stopping, either permanently…

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PUSHY PARENTS

09/12/11

Someone suggested that I was a pushy parent last week. It grated. I have never considered myself in those terms. However, the suggestion did give rise to some musing on…

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THE JEANS DILEMMA

09/08/11

Driving through Bradford yesterday, I chanced to sit in a queue outside a sari shop and so had plenty of time to admire the outfits in the window. They were…

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THE DISNEY DREAM

09/04/11

One of the many reasons why I love ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is that it is so relevant to me. I, like Elizabeth Bennett, am constantly leaping to conclusions based on ill founded ideas…

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PAINTING THE FORTH BRIDGE

08/11/11

I’m a tidy person by nature. I like things to be straight. If a room isn’t as it should be then I can’t relax in it until it is. And…

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JUMP? HOW HIGH??

08/03/11

An article in The Sunday Times got my goat this week. To be fair, I was determined to hate it when the tag line read  ‘How do the Nation’s Top…