Hastings Pier – what a mess. Our own local version of Brexit

Ok, so I said yesterday, gloomily, that I wouldn’t write about the Pier. The weather is even gloomier – but a Pier update is needed. This morning Philosopher and I went down to have a…

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Hastings Battleaxe gets gloomy at Ravenside

Just for strangers – what is Ravenside? It’s our very own local Out of Town Retail Park, those places deemed so desirable in the 1980s and 1990s. They must take some responsibility for the death…

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Walking round Moseley…New Year’s Eve…. Blogoversary,

We just got back from a stay in Birmingham visiting friends and family.  It meant I missed my seventh Blogoversary, which was yesterday, and it is now New Year’s Eve. I thought I’d do a…

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Happy Winter Solstice, Christmas or whatever… and changes afoot…

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The ancients thought the sun stopped briefly at this point and indeed, it takes a couple of days for us to measure that the…

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Hastings Battleaxe’s blood pressure rises…

Yes, my actual blood pressure is rising. I had to go down to the doctor earlier in this week. ‘Are you stressed about anything?’ he enquired, after prescribing stronger medication. ‘Well, yes,’ I replied, ‘Christmas,…

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