Monthly Archives: November 2015

Stiff neck quick fixes

So you wake up one morning and can’t look left. Or right. Pulling out on T-junctions becomes a nightmare and people start looking at you like you’re mad when you turn your entire body to look at something slightly outside … Continue reading

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Textures of the New Forest

Autumn is a great time for noticing the many different textures all around us. The bright low sunlight emphasises changes in light and shade hence enhancing the textural qualities in the woods and heaths of the New forest. I hope … Continue reading

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Weekend Walk – Bishops Sutton and Gundleton

Scenes during a walk in late autumn, from Bishops Sutton near Alresford, to Gundleton and back. An old granary at the northern edge of Bishops Sutton, perched on staddlestones to keep it drier and relatively rodent-proof:       A … Continue reading

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Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

This post was contributed by Angela Kitching, joint Head of Public Affairs, at Age UK.  ‘A spending review for pensioners’ seems to be the reaction of many in the twittersphere, following George Osborne’s statement. Certainly, the Government’s ongoing commitment to … Continue reading

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Complaining to energy suppliers

We’ve all heard people complaining about poor service from their energy companies. We’ve all read newspaper articles about inaccurate bills and unanswered queries. We’ve all seen the hefty fines handed to companies for failing customers.   In truth, the energy sector … Continue reading

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BNP Fall For ‘Hug A Jihadi’ Spoof Newsthump Article

Normally we wouldn’t give the British National Party (BNP) the column inches but this is too funny to ignore. The far-right and largely irrelevant political party has fallen for a satirical news article in which it is claimed Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

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More than 46,000 older people ‘stripped’ of their Meals on Wheels service

This post was contributed by Dianne Jeffery, chair of the Malnutrition Task Force and Chairman of Age UK. This week is Meals on Wheels Week, a great initiative that brings the care sector together to raise awareness about the importance … Continue reading

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