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Technology Can Test You

Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I can handle power showers, those devices that almost blast you out of the bathroom…they can be fun. I can cope with two or three varieties of shower heads in the one system, although it is not easy to change the shower head from a gentle rain forest trickle to a spurting gush while you are all soaped up... Read More


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French La Canicule.

Published on July 2nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

A French La Canicule. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French so delightfully call it: La Canicule... Read More


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Story Telling

Published on July 1st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

It was a dark and stormy night… You can’t beat that sentence to start a story. Cliché it may be, platitudinous it certainly is, but it has withstood the trials of time, and I reckon it... Read More


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The French Heat

Published on June 18th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Coming to you again from France this week, in fact I’ll be coming to you from this lovely country for the next few weeks. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French... Read More


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Don’t Break My Toe-Tappin’ Heart

Published on March 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Something strange happened to me. It occurred between a chorus of Achy Breaky Heart and a verse of Harper Valley PTA. And on the highseas, if you don’t mind. See, strange? For a number of years... Read More


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Joy To Remember Glorious Harmony

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I’m not a church-goer. Not that you need to know that, but thought I’d pass it on because it’s relevant. The only times I attend church now are for funerals – more and more frequently as... Read More


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