1. Plymouth (Drake’s) Leat once more …..

      I said in the last blog entry for the work on the leat (Fri. 20 Sep) that I must try and take more photos of people working rather than just sat for lunch. This time, Fri. 18th October, I have done that – although it was all a bit rushed near the end of the…

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    2. A Farewell to Ale

      No 4 in an occasional series about raising funds for the DPA. Almost a month since my last post – too long ! This blog entry is dedicated to Tessa, my most recent sponsor. She must have read my previous post and thought that the results of this project would be modest and therefore sponsored…

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    3. Waistband Dilemma

      No3 in an occasional series of a fundraising project for the DPA “G’day mate. That’s a nice verandah you’re building over the toyshop.” Owners of any self-respecting sized belly who have visited Australia may well have been greeted with this charming phrase of Strine. The imagery of this phrase is useful in describing a fundamental…

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    4. Pointless Exercise

      Where were we ? Ah yes, off to the pub to think about losing weight. Well, after the requisite consumption of a couple of pints of Otter I came to the unsurprising conclusion that “as any fule kno”, losing weight is a simple combination of putting less in your mouth and moving about a bit…

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    5. De-stuffing Paxo

      Week One. Or is it Week Two ? Or has it really started yet ? I’m not sure and I’m confused. The position is that on 10th December I announced that growth at Paxman incorporated was getting a bit out of hand, and out of waistband, and that consequently I would be shedding a substantial…

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