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A Brief Rant on Taxes

This election campaign has thrown into the arena the usual promises about who is going to do what, how and what with. Some want to tax the higher earners more, others want to cut taxes even more, and another suggests a … Continue reading

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On Kings, Queens, Princes and Presidents

We are reaching the end of a sometimes controversial monarchy; one that has lasted through post war turmoil, peace and anxiety, that has acted as an anchor for our sovereignty and despite the critics has survived. The Queen and her … Continue reading

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Post article fifty

Okay, so our glorious leader has punched the button; triggered off the action with a Dear Don letter. What now?  We have  a choice of letting the Tory party run the show and wait patiently to be screwed, or to … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory – the real thing

The thing is that as human beings we cannot contemplate the insignificance of our existence in relation to the vast reaches of what we call The Universe. The enormity of the numbers in our terms, such as 13.7 billion years, or … Continue reading

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The hidden gem – Saint Mary’s Platt

  Lying four square on the A25 before reaching Borough Green in the region of Great Comp gardens is the village of Saint Mary’s Platt, known as Platt in the Parish of Platt.  You pass through it noting, if you … Continue reading

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Hadlow – the gardens

  A nice day, chilly start, a good breakfast and I was on my own this day.  I remembered a trip to Hadlow and the gardens attached to the college and its horticultural teaching faculty.   So, it was gird … Continue reading

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Plaxtol – a hill village

Not knowing much about Plaxtol but having passed through it recently on the way to Ightham Moat we decided to explore the village.  We stopped at the Paper Maker’s Arms and made it known that we were to walk around … Continue reading

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