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  1. 398. Top Tips Tuesday - B*****, They're In Greece!

    Watching the DFDS ferry depart the relative calm of the Tyne estuary as we walked our dog Millie on Saturday past, both Jen and I got thinking as to what, this year, we will forget to take out to Hindsight in just over two week's time. Our Mystery 35, Hindsight, is currently ashore near Nidri on Lefkas island down in...
  2. 397. Top Tips Tuesday - From An Unexpected Source!

    As any of Andy’s staff, and he will tell you, my IT skills are second to none (none being the operative word) and as for online banking it’s Jenny that deals with all that. Yes, I can just about do an internet search on Google and do use Whatsapp but that's about as far as it goes. Yup, grumpy, balding...
  3. 396. Top Tips Tuesday - Desperate Measures!

    Some years ago, in a desperate attempt to slow down the ageing process I decided, in my ‘wisdom’, that an early morning dip in the North Sea would be beneficial to my wellbeing; this was some years before wild swimming became popular during and after lockdown. Each 6-30am come summer or winter, rain, hail or snow I slip my Gill Aqua Parka over...
  4. 395. Top Tips Tuesday - Anything For An Easy Life!

    As my long-suffering wife often tells me ‘you certainly like making it easy for yourself’ and, fair readers, I must confess that I do agree with Jen! Yes, it's anything for an easy life once we decamp to the boat for our weeks in the Ionian, five weeks and counting. Speaking of the sun we do know how destructive UV can...
  5. 394. Top Tips Tuesday - Finally, Something With A Price Reduction!

    With the price of fuel these days I have, if not cycling to work (with a little help from my electric bike) been known on a rainy day to take the bus but I have on a couple of occasions observed that strange phenomenon which is...The timetable says there’s a bus every fifteen minutes. But there isn’t. Instead, very often...

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