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The Tank War by Mark Urban 

10 Jul 18

This is a book I read whilst holidaying on Normandy recently and a good read it is too.


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The Evolution of Cloud Computing by Clive Longbottom 

13 Jun 18

This is a work book and amongst friends and colleges, a contentious one.


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58 

12 Jun 18

Well it’s been my Birthday celebrations over the last week and a good time too – sneaking off doing things you shouldn’t be doing in “works time”.


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Flood Pt II 

4 Jun 18

Well last weekend we were flooded out again so me and the neighbours are still in the process of cleaning up.


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Rugby and The Silent Soldier 

8 May 18

The hottest Bank Holiday for 20 odd years saw a very busy time for me socially – for a change.


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Winston Churchill As I Knew Him by Violet Bonham Carter 

8 May 18

This is one of those books about Churchill that biographers about Churchill read and quote quite often as Violet Bonham Carter, being H H Asquith’s daughter, new Churchill on a more or less daily basis and she was one of his early “confidantes…


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How not to run a Government 

27 Apr 18

Need we say more ? But lets face it, the Tories, and Mrs May in particular have made a real hash of this country.


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Beware of the Neighbours 

9 Apr 18

Well the ones that ask you in for a nightcap at 11.30 and then let you go at 2.30 in the a.


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A trip in the mud 

5 Apr 18

For the first time since 2007 I reckon, Major Orton and me have been down the Kingswinford Railway Walk on our bikes.


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Julius Caesar 

23 Mar 18

A “Cousin’s Night out” degenerated from the usual drinking match to watching this production beamed from the National Theatre in London to the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton and a real tour de force it is too but better if you can get there and…


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More cold weather 

18 Mar 18

This weekend has been a bitch of bad weather.


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Regulating the Internet and Cloud Computing 

14 Mar 18

M’ learned friend has recently written about * Cloud* Computing as being somebody else’s computer in somebody else’s data centre and I have to agree with him.


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Snow 

6 Mar 18

This past few days have seen some of the heaviest snowfall in the country for some time, so this has meant a lot of people have been restricted to home and the surrounding area for some time bringing with it a feeling of living in a cave or “cabin …


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Bomber Command by Max Hastings 

26 Feb 18

This book is probably the one you should start with if you are interested in the Air Offensive in World War II.


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More wood 

26 Feb 18

Well this weekend has been quite cold (and getting colder) so it’s been a Saturday of more wood preparation for the fire – two hours – what do they say about wood makes you warm twice? Also of note this weekend was The Nephew passing his …


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Wood 

19 Feb 18

Back to work today and a bit knackered as I’ve spent the weekend mostly shifting wood around which involved sorting the shed out.


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The Bleak Mid-Winter 

12 Feb 18

I do find the middle of February a mental struggle.


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Dirty tricks strikes the Essington by-election 

6 Feb 18

Who would have thought that local politics could raise such passion in the small village of Essington! But of course you know the answer to that is true – by it’s very nature, politics is very local and none more so than here.


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A Hectic weekend 

29 Jan 18

January is usually pretty dull but lately, people are using Burns Night as an excuse to carry on Christmas and so it was for me as a guest of Essington Rugby Club on Friday night.


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Bomber Offensive by Bomber Harris 

25 Jan 18

You can get this book online in paperback but I found a 1947 hardback in a shop in Hampshire.


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G2 at the Robin 

21 Jan 18

An odd thing occurred to me whilst watching this tribute band : are we actually watching some sort of museum artefact? My thoughts are that Genesis no longer perform and the music from this era is generally derided by most of the population so as in …


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Darkest Hour 

17 Jan 18

I skived off with the Godson over a long lunch to see this film as otherwise I would have missed the opportunity to see it.


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Double Dog Down 

15 Jan 18

Strange events abounded this weekend as the neighbours beloved Alsatian snuffed it with cancer which was a shame as it really was pet rescue project that eventually ended up in tragedy.


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Lorenz by Capt. Jerry Roberts 

7 Jan 18

This is a book written by one of Britain’s wartime elite cryptographers, Captain Jerry Roberts who working in “The Testery” at Bletchley Park .


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Walsall 1:2 Rotherham Utd 

1 Jan 18

First game of the season for me and this because of all the problems with the family etc.