Monthly Archives: July 2016

Customer service “par excellence” at the Merienda cafe, Cockermouth

My recent visit to Cumbria has taken me to different parts of the county and usually when I arrive anywhere the first thing I do is search out a cafe for my daily input of cappuccino. On these visits I … Continue reading

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This is Goose Leader to all flyers………

The trials and tribulations of an RAF pilot………………………….             On my recent visit to Cumbria I was out one afternoon enjoying the countryside and taking photographs when I heard this tremendous roar in the sky. … Continue reading

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Walkers Jewellers, a beacon of light for excellent customer service………..

  Recently I have been trying to obtain a replacement leather strap for a ladies Maurice Lacroix watch, quite a straightforward task you are thinking, well the simple answer is no. First of all I went to Walkers Jewellers in … Continue reading

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Rob Wasserman……..bassist extraordinaire

A couple of days ago I was doing a musical search on YouTube and came across a track by an artist I had never heard of, namely Rob Wasserman I discovered that Wasserman was a Grammy-winning highly respected bass player and … Continue reading

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The cult of violence in Islamic society

Pakistani civil society activists carry placards during a protest in Islamabad on July 18, 2016 against the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch by her own brother The apparent “honour killing” of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has … Continue reading

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The canal path to Sowerby Bridge……………..

As part of my on-going project to try and explore as many canals as possible (and surrounding industrial heartlands) I drove down to the outskirts of Copley in West Yorkshire and parked up. A quick traverse of the main road … Continue reading

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How can you dignify any killing by using the phrase “Honour Killing?”

The brother of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been arrested for her murder. The brother, Waseem, 25, was arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan on Saturday night. The Dawn newspaper said he had confessed to the murder, … Continue reading

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