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A difficult time of year

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Anthony Bailey

23 December 2014

This is my last day at work before the Christmas break, with all it"s promise of festive fun. Unfortunately, the news isn"t so good at the moment which takes the edge off things and I think we all need to think of others for whom Christmas isn"t such a good time after all. Despite all th ...

Treading the boards – again….

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Anthony Bailey

4 December 2014

A few years ago, I gave up some of my community activities that I was involved with - I had enough at the time and needed a break. Now apart from working with our local footpath group once a month helping keeping access to the countryside open to the public, I have also been persuaded to rejoin our  ...

Hang those baubles...

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Anthony Bailey

28 November 2014

Any day now it will be December, but already I"ve seen quite a few decorated Christmas trees and decorations hanging in shopping centres and town high streets. For retailers Christmas can"t come soon enough and the more recent invention copied from America of "Black Friday", when bar ...

Beat The Christmas Rush

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Anthony Bailey

12 November 2014

No, not you - us, I mean... Just about every monthly magazine on the planet will be girding its loins metaphorically speaking, in order to work faster, smarter and get everything ready for the printing presses before the Christmas holiday break, during which nothing to do with publishing moves. It&# ...

"He''s A Lumberjack and He''s Okay..."

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Anthony Bailey

27 October 2014

Well not quite, I don"t use a chainsaw and I certainly don"t clear-fell forests, but I was part of a large work party with our local footpath group last week. We tackled a rather overlooked area referred to as "the Common". This pocket of land is an overgrown haven for wildlife, whic ...

The sky''s the limit

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Anthony Bailey

10 October 2014

Well not quite. At the beginning of the week, like a lot of other folk, I had the awestruck pleasure of seeing an early "blood orange" sky as the sun decided to wake from its slumbers below the horizon. It"s good to know the cause is actually air pressure holding atmospheric pollution cl ...

The slippery slope to winter

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Anthony Bailey

30 September 2014

Well, autumn has officially arrived and the nights are drawing in, which I find hard as I much prefer working outside in the garden to being stuck in front of the gogglebox. Last week I was working with our village footpath group doing path clearance, to keep them open for all users and resurrecting ...

Busy, Busy

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Anthony Bailey

9 September 2014

Well, Friday and Saturday last, I was at Yandles Autumn Show as promised. It was busy most of the time, which is how I like it. Many chats were had with woodworkers of all persuasions, woodturners, carvers and general woodworking to boot. There was plenty to see and do and the weather behaved itself ...

Time Out

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Anthony Bailey

4 September 2014

Well, it’s been one week back at work after a week"s holiday and the rest and relaxation has done me and my wife, Patsy good. Just a week can help recharge the old batteries and give me more zip and appreciate the job better, too. One day was a visit to Canterbury and the Cathedral. A magnificen ...

Design appreciation

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Briony Darnley

29 August 2014

So, this week Anthony has been out of the office, following the two weeks in which Mark Baker and Derek Jones have been out, so things have been a little hectic. Next week, however, everyone is back and things should all be back to normal. I have recently been researching for some more ‘Wonderful Wo ...

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