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a nice afternoon in the garden

I’ve had a nice afternoon in the garden pottering about tidying up and getting ready to plant out some new things for the Summer. Plenty of company in the shape of butterflies, bees, assorted birds our local squirrel and most of the neighbouring cats (they’re like a sort of planning committee, calling round to inspect what I’ve done and to give that look that say’s quite clearly that I didn’t have permission to dig there, move that tub or whatever).

It looks as though we’ll have a nice crop of things to eat from the garden and herbs to flavour things with, so a good afternoon’s labours.

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letters to the editor #24 – a hung parliament?


My enthusiasm for a hung parliament has waned since it was brought to my attention that it will not require the use of many lengths of rope and most of the lamp posts along the embankment as I had first thought.

I therefore formally withdraw my support.

Yours faithfully
Disappointed of Dorcan

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Meet one of my favourite columnists

It was in 1993 that I first set foot in the USA, briefly treading a path through an Atlanta airport being refurbished ready for the forthcoming Olympics before making it to Tampa.

Settling in to a three week vacation the local paper was one of my early purchases and amongst its pages I first read Daniel Ruth. Over the years since his columns have been one of the many joys of my trips to central Florida and now I can read him on line.

Try him yourself here; http://www.tampabay.com/writers/article934435.ece

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