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Category: Lifestyle

Published in: Lifestyle

Even God gets bored

When I first saw the headline of an article in a recent edition of the weekend Times, I had to check that it wasn’t the 1st of April. The author of the article explained that according to his Holiness, the Pope, God is ‘bored’ with rote-learnt prayers that are endlessley recited by congregations across the […]

Published in: Lifestyle, Motoring

A true SUV

On Sunday 10 December we said goodbye to our faithful 2007 Nissan X-Trail, which we part-exchanged for a Subaru Forester. We’re delighted with the Forester, but wanted to take a moment to reflect on the vehicle that our family has owbed for 6 years and during which time we have coverd over 70,000 miles. When […]

Published in: Lifestyle

Service charge rip-off

We went out to dinner with friends recently and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I had decided to drive so I was stone-cold sober when it came to paying the bill. But, as sober as I was I did not see the 10% service charge that had been automatically included. So, of course we gave […]

Published in: Lifestyle, Photography

Defender’s demise

It’s just two years since the last Defender rolled off the production line, but with many thousands still in daily use it will be some time before we finally bid goodbye to what was one of the most iconic vehicles of all time. There is hope for frustrated Defender buyers, who may well now be […]