Monthly Archives: November 2013

Manx Wallpapers

The background of the Desktop screen on my Windows PCs is generally set to display landscape themes. There’s a whole range of them, and other themes, available to download and use. Today, I noticed from a Microsoft blog, that there … Continue reading

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Abraham And Sarah

Here in the Netherlands, there’s a tradition that when someone reaches the age of 50, they are said to be an Abraham (if they’re a man) or a Sarah (if they’re a woman). And in this part of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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The Bankers Do It Again

There’s a small village, Bredevoort, that lies about 7 kilometres distant from us. It’s a pretty little village of about 1,500 inhabitants, and it also has a disproportionate number of antiquarian bookshops in it. That’s because, since 1993, it has … Continue reading

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