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  • Beachcombed 60 June 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 60

    May is perhaps the sweetest month of all. Had a great time with Mrs B and the kids and even written a couple of article. The tortoises are patrolling our small garden and the sun has fought off the clouds: no snakes, no head lice, no rat infestations, no audits (well actually there is but […]

    Beachcombed 59 May 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 59

    Dear Reader, Beach is knackered. An appalling month of business, exams and worst of all an audit that has driven Mrs Beachcombing to desperation. There is talk of 40,000 euros to be paid back…. Christ! Yesterday was the last exam, thank the gods, and today a headache and corrections, but almost there. Beach has been a […]

    Beachcombed 58 April 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 58

    Dear Reader, Tortoises are now out, general celebration. Just a couple more weeks of class and onto summer research. Beach needs to apologise for not getting to all the emails yet, a visit from Beach mater from the Dominions meant that there were other more important things going on. Thanks, as always, to the multiple […]

    Beachcombed 57 March 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 57

    Dear Reader, spring in the air here now in Italy. Just ordered some giant yellow daisies and rats have appeared in the garden: March the hungriest month… Six more weeks of classes then a summer of writing. Getting an itch under my typing fingers already. Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Chris, Chris […]

    Beachcombed 56 February 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 56

    Dear Reader, Crappy January with a long and stubborn flu, made worse by the fact that it was necessary to work through it. But it seems now almost to be over… Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Chris, Chris S, Joan, Ricardo, Wade and others. I’ve put the very best contributions below to […]

    Beachcombed 55 January 1, 2015

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    Beachcombed 55

    Dear Reader, Anarchy rages in the Beachcombing house with newborns and shifting nannies, then, this morning snow arrived on the beach. Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Chris, Chris S, Joan, Ricardo, Wade and others. I’ve put the very best contributions below to the posts from this month. Thanks to all emails too. […]

    Beachcombed 54 December 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 54

    First of all, thanks to all those who wrote wishing the baby and mother happy times. Mrs Beachcombing’s main concern was that ‘she’s a scorpioo’ whereas now that seems to have subsided in the general love in. Thanks to all those who sent in multiple links: Amanda, Chris, Chris S, Joan, Ricardo, Wade and others. […]

    Beachcombed 53 November 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 53

    Dear Reader, the Beachcombing family is now awaiting Emily with trepidation: Mrs B can, as of today, give birth to a non-premature baby and the midwifes are buzzing like flies around ripe stilton. Huge thanks to those who sent in emails below and also to Invisible, Chris S, Ricardo, Wade and Amanda for sending in links. […]

    Beachcombed 52 October 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 52

    Dear Reader, Sun still shining in Italy and Mrs B with six more weeks till baby touchdown. Some tension here not least because she has opted for a home birth… den! den! den! doooorn! Huge thanks to those who sent in emails below and also to Borky, Invisible, Chris S, Ricardo, Wade and Amanda for sending in […]

    Beachcombed 51 September 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 51

    Dear Reader, A wonderful month, 6 articles written and now getting ready to a return to teaching. Special thanks not only to the emailers below for the individual posts but also to Wade, Invisible, Chris S, Ricardo, Andy, Borky and Amanda who have sent me outstandings links, something that I can never equal. strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT […]

    Beachcombed 50 August 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 50

    Dear Reader, For all those who’ve asked Mrs B pregnancy progresses well and the due date is set for late November. The family are about to go to the sea with my father in law and I get a couple of weeks to write.  Special thanks not only to the emailers (represented below) but also […]

    Beachcombed 49 July 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 49

    Dear Reader, just finished my single summer course and now have two free-ish months for writing. Mrs B’s nausea has receded: we found that ripe melons somehow work for her. The baby is almost at six months, by the end of July it will be ‘viable': serious kicking began last week. Little and Tiny Miss […]

    Beachcombed 48 June 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 48

    May is the laziest month. Exhaustion after the semester, a chance to relax… Watch some of the amazingly good American TV shows out there. Read comics. Potter in the garden. Waste time. Well, it was good but now it has come to the end. Hope to do some hard writing in the next three months […]

    Beachcombed 47 May 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 47

    Dear Reader, This has been a month of extraordinary strains. Mrs B is now – trumpet blares – just at the end of her first trimester of her third pregnancy and she has AWFUL pregnancies. I sometimes wonder whether we are the only family where the arrival of the baby means that we have more […]

    Beachcombed 46 April 1, 2014

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    Beachcombed 46

    Dear Reader, In 30 days term ends and I say goodbye, bar some trifling summer courses, to the world for May, June, July, August and half of September and, finally, make some time to write. God is great and the anticipation is bucking me up no end. Other news: I’ve discovered kindle (wow, worthwhile technology), […]

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