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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Anne Pickles

Sausage or Swiss rolls fine. But forward rolls? Forget it!

Nothing good ever came of a forward roll. Should any school-starter want the advising benefit of long life experience, that would be mine. Don’t waste your time.

Last updated 31 October 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The nights are going to be dark - along with my dress

Nights are drawing in and it’s time for going out. Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Dementia? I only came in with flu!

Anyone who has yet to experience trouble booking an early appointment with their GP must have been out of the country for the last five years – or landed recently from Mars without a parking permit. (1 comment)

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Rehabilitation the purpose of prison

Let’s talk about rape. Is that still allowed or is the conversation we need, hurtling towards a new taboo – of which we’re all too terrified to speak? (3 comments)

Last updated 21 October 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cake expectations... and how to avoid soggy bottoms

She’s successful, efficient, comfortable in her own lofty position and, unsurprisingly, she knows the many and various powers of cake.

Last updated 10 October 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’ll raise my bacon and eggs to great Cumbrian runners

What makes a Cumbrian run? Beats me. But if everybody had their own – as my old gran used to say – I couldn’t properly be called a Cumbrian. Not for another 40 years, anyway.

Last updated 3 October 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Marooned on the starting blocks of disturbing quandary

I used to be indecisive but now – as they say in the chic continental cafe-cultured streets of Carlisle – I don’t rightly know.

Last updated 26 September 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlisle, stop moaning - and start helping...

Carlisle: City of... please fill in the blanks. Well, somebody should – and soon. (17 comments)

Last updated 23 September 2014
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Pick-and-mix sexism for the 21st century fashion shopper

I’m not averse to a bit of sexism. Not a lot, obviously. No abuse or oppression, thank you. Just a smidgeon of courteous acknowledgement that I’m actually not a man and never wanted to be... get my drift?

Last updated 19 September 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Professor falls into Twitter trap

The Twitter trap claims its victims without mercy. Sometimes cruelly, rarely coldly, it awaits the unwary with an insatiable hunger for instant, humiliating judgement – and drags them in with alarming regularity.

Last updated 16 September 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Why can't I learn to say no, just once?

Hmm, well... it probably won’t be happening again in a hurry. A staycation is all very well, when the sun shines and you can do your own thing. But another one next year? Unlikely.

Last updated 12 September 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Read all about it - we bookworms are emerging again

We bookish types used to be considered a bit weird – you know, stand-offish, antisocial, slightly sinister.

Last updated 5 September 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t throw ice water at me - it’s too precious

I have an ice bucket – a particularly lovely one – which originally came with two Champagne flutes and a bottle of Lauren-Perrier Champagne. (6 comments)

Last updated 3 September 2014
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Will we learn our lessons?

No local authority anywhere could honestly assert that – given the choice between protecting its own back or the lives of vulnerable children – frightened youngsters would always come first.

Last updated 3 September 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

It's time to man-up and pull through first-day traumas

Difficult times loom for families facing the first day of school next week. Tears and tantrums, nail-biting and hand-wringing... and that’s just the dads.

Last updated 29 August 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Memorial cross can be viewed as both wrong and right

Peter Nelson photo The furious controversy that now rages around a crucifix in Workington pitches some troubling questions into our midst – none of which yet have satisfactory answers. (11 comments)

Last updated 26 August 2014
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The battle to make towns the centre of attention

Long, long time ago when I wore socks and Jesus still wanted me for a sunbeam, I had absolute belief that nothing would change.

Last updated 22 August 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Let’s all eradicate failure (and August)

I don’t like August. I’ve never liked August – it’s a sad and disappointing month. For a start, everybody with children abandons real life and work to hit the holiday trail – leaving the few long-suffering childless to man the barricades until they return with their tans, improved golf handicaps and jolly beach stories. (2 comments)

Last updated 20 August 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

The crutch of the matter with someone I bumped into

You may remember – or perhaps not – my having had an unfortunate encounter with a man on a bike, one early morning a couple of winters ago.

Last updated 15 August 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m persevering with the German - Vorsprung durch Technik

The new car arrived last week. It’s German. And in the interests of entente cordiale – or whatever the German equivalent might be – we’re doing the bonding thing.

Last updated 8 August 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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