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Anne Pickles

We love a sense of occasion, but with no nonsense

A sense of occasion is as important to a woman as a sense of smell at a fragrance counter. No two ways about it, a day without a sense of occasion is wasted.

Last updated 25 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We’ve always got something to celebrate

A sense of occasion is as important to a woman as a sense of smell at a fragrance counter. No two ways about it, a day without a sense of occasion is wasted.

Last updated 25 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s never going to work so, as my teacher used to say...

You have to be pretty silly to light up a cigarette, while driving your car. You’ve got to be a raving loony to chat to your mother on the phone about the weekend’s menus while negotiating a five-lane intersection. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 November 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Football fantasy has got me off the subs’ bench

If all the world were a football ground and all the men and women merely players – I suspect I’d be spending a lot of my time on the subs’ bench.

Last updated 18 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What did you do with all our money, Silvio?

Never having had much of the stuff – more’s the pity – what I know about money tends to be strictly limited.

Last updated 15 November 2011
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Please keep your special advisers away from kids

Something tells me the Government could do with a specialist advisory team to help ministers make better decisions about who they’ll appoint as special advisers. (5 comments)

Last updated 8 November 2011
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If it’s feral you expect, guess what you’ll get?

The brim of her pointy hat just about reached my letterbox. Her face was a paint palette of green and mauve; long-lashed eyes, as big and round as dinner plates, gazed with an intensity to break hearts.

Last updated 4 November 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The littlest witch cast a spell on me!

The brim of her pointy hat just about reached my letterbox. Her face was a paint-palette of green and mauve; long-lashed eyes, as big and round as dinner plates, gazed with an intensity to break hearts.

Last updated 4 November 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

St Paul’s protesters’ inconvenient truths

Having been told by churchmen – in the gentlest possible terms – to pick up their tents and walk, protesters camping outside St Paul’s Cathedral are proving more than a little tricky to handle.

Last updated 1 November 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

How a flower can make us realise what matters

When a big magic poppy appeared on the side of Carlisle’s Shaddon Mill, reality check kicked in.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time to wake up and smell the poppies

When a big magic poppy appeared on the side of Carlisle’s Shaddon Mill, reality check kicked in.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Europe: In or out?

It always was a dirty word. Referendum: to have or to hold – that’s the killer question. (11 comments)

Last updated 25 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

I’ve lapsed from all of my clubs – except Cranstons

I was asked this week whether I was a member of anything. A simple enough enquiry but, to be honest, the question threw me a bit.

Last updated 21 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Put some energy into helping your customers

So, now we have to have to ask the question all over again. Just where is the root of all evil?

Last updated 18 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Welcome to the world, William – how it’s changed

It happened in a life-changing instant. Like finding your first grey hair or not immediately remembering your own phone number.

Last updated 14 January 20112011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I’m too young to be a great aunt, let alone older than a jazzman!

It happened in a life-changing instant. Like finding your first grey hair or not immediately remembering your own phone number.

Last updated 14 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Should we really look through morose-tinted spectacles all the time?

Optimism is one of our biggest failings. Looking on the bright side, while whistling a happy tune, is a weakness, a hindrance, it’s holding us back... from facing miserable reality.

Last updated 11 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Country retreats

eshott810 Sharing a garden pergola with a tipsy bridesmaid on a balmy autumn evening, it was easy to understand from where Doxford Hall had won its reputation for spinning magic.

Last updated 8 October 2011
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Professionals in our own premier partying league

We were a visibly happy little bunch as we gathered at Carlisle Rugby Club for a couple of sherbets and a sausage roll apiece.

Last updated 7 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

I love rugby. Mostly for the parties

We were a visibly happy little bunch as we gathered at Carlisle Rugby Club for a couple of sherbets and a sausage roll apiece.

Last updated 7 October 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

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