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Sheila Dillon, editor of the BBC's The Food Programme wrote a piece recently about the link between food and health. Or indeed food and sickness. The poor woman had been diagnosed (and has now been successfully treated for) cancer and so it was obviously much on her mind. One of the things t...
On one of the glorious sunny days last week, a customer observed that back in the days when she was working as an NHS GP, she and her colleagues used to see a lot of patients with what they called 'February syndrome'.
Robin mowed the lawns for the first time this year on Monday and what a difference it makes to the look of the place - and to the morale, funnily enough. It's had the same effect on our spirits as a good haircut.
In church in Seaview on Easter Day, the vicar, Mary Strange said the first of her farewells. She told us she was leaving the parish after 11 years and I thought: 'Blimey - 11 years. That means we've been here at least 13 or 14 years.'
Today is our last free Monday until 2014. From here on in we are open seven days a week.
On Friday we said goodbye to Adrian which felt very odd, but would have felt worse had we not had his successor, Nikki here all week, learning the ropes. From Tuesday to Friday the two of them were joined at the hip either hunched over the computer as Adrian passed on the intricacies of his supply ...
The thing I hate most about the modern world is the obsolescence built in to almost everything you buy.
It has been reported in the press recently that 90 percent of women say they would like their husband/boyfriend/significant other to make a romantic gesture on Valentines's Day rather than give them an expensive present.
I don't know why that curmudgeonly old poet T.S.Eliot thought April was the cruellest month. In this neck of the woods it's January that's really dire, with the non-stop rain and everybody bored and broke after Christmas.
The cold spell hit the Isle of Wight just as we re-opened the shop after two weeks holiday. Luckily I have finally learnt that Christmas tends to herald the beginning rather than the end of winter so thermal wear featured large under the Courage Christmas tree - and thank heavens for it.