Author Archives: Peter

Winter Skies

I often reflect on how lucky we are to live here. The winter weather is producing some amazing skies at the moment. Like this one from a couple of days ago (photographed from  the entrance to our Park): Advertisements

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In with the New

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October RPI

The October twelve-month RPI was published today. The Retail Price Index rose from 3.9 in September to 4.0 in October. More information & links here: Pitch Fee Reviews. Below is a graph of the historical RPI, courtesy of the Office for … Continue reading

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DIY Advice

Many thanks to Nick at No.23 for sharing this one !  

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Don’t Do Drugs

Scafell Pike was in the news recently, when four people had to be rescued because they were so wasted that they couldn’t make it back down. Story: Morecambe Visitor What a waste of the police and rescue volunteer’s valuable time… Mind … Continue reading

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Morecambe on Breakfast TV

On Friday 9th September the BBC’s “Breakfast” program contained a nice piece about Morecambe. If you didn’t see it, here’s a link – you have to sign in to use BBC iPlayer these days (grrrr….) but such is modern life! If … Continue reading

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Pet Portraits

Hi all, sorry that I haven’t posted for a while now – a summer break ! An artist friend Mavis Nwokobia recently completed a portrait of our cat ( the one that passed away a couple of years ago). We … Continue reading

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Backing Up Data On Windows

I am on “light duties” at the moment due to an argument with a piece of furniture (it won). So I have time to write, and, prompted by the recent “Ransomware” attacks that hit the headlines, I thought I might … Continue reading

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Bin Collection Dates for 2017 / 2018

Lancaster City Council have published the new refuse and recycling dates calendar for 2017 / 2018. You can get it here:

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Walking Routes

We have just added a new page to the Grapevine Reference Library: “Local Walking Routes“ The page provides links to walking routes around the area where we live, with each link having a quick overview/summary of the kinds of walks … Continue reading

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