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November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
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Samantha Cameron

Samantha Cameron has achieved heroic status over the last twelve months or so by the way she has coped with what the lady herself with huge understatement referred to as: “A difficult year.” Even before the pressures of the 2010 election campaign the Camerons had suffered the tragic loss of their son Ivan; through that campaign she managed to avoid major controversy; after it she took what must have been a tough decision to leave her top job with Smythson’s of Bond Street. Happily for the couple, she has now given birth to a fourth child. And of course she is not Cherie Blair.

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Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. - George Bernard Shaw
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