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The worst waitress in the world

13
Apr
2014

Canford Cliffs was in the news this week – and not in a good way. The posh Poole enclave hit the headlines after locals complained of being kept awake by partygoers who hold stag and hen nights at multi-million pound ...continued

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11
Apr
2014

Sue Townsend’s hilarious, insightful Adrian Mole stories are classics. Her razor-sharp wit and astute observations probably summed up the Eighties better than anyone else and there’s no doubt that her ...continued

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05
Apr
2014

The seaside town of Dawlish endured a terrible battering during this winter’s storms. So much so that the Victorian railway line running along the coast was left dangling above the ...continued

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04
Apr
2014

One of the best things about writing a blog is that you can bend the rules. They’re your own rules, after all. So even though my Friday Book Review usually ...continued

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29
Mar
2014

It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and I hope that sons and daughters everywhere will be telling their mums how much they love them. My mother died a decade ago so I’ve ...continued

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