Yearly Archives: 2013

F is for Fire Station

Back from a short break, and I’m continuing my attempt to write a weekly blog post for every letter of the alphabet. Fareham Fire Station held an open day on 7 September 2013, which I wandered over to investigate. There was … Continue reading

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E is for Editing

There’s something particularly satisfying about a well crafted document. Writing is only a part of it, though. Before writing comes planning and researching, and afterwards comes editing. I enjoy a good meaty editing job, and I actually enjoy being edited. … Continue reading

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D is for Derbyshire

Derbyshire is my home county, and I’m ridiculously attached to it, no matter how far away I’m officially living. It has hills — proper hills, rather than the gentle slopes that pass for hills near the south coast — as … Continue reading

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C is for Car Show

I love little car shows, even though I know from close observation of the organisers how difficult it is to run one successfully. The best car shows have a wide range of makes, models and ages of vehicles with not … Continue reading

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B is for Bumblebee

Bumblebees are my excuse for the currently very messy flowerbed at the front of my house. It’s always been the one I’ve struggled with most to grow plants rather than weeds, but the current selection of unplanned wildflowers and grasses do … Continue reading

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A is for Aardvark

Aardvark is the first noun in my best-thumbed dictionary, but I have rather a soft-spot for long-snouted mammals in general. Unlike most of the others, though, the aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is the only modern species  in the family Orycteropodidae. Aardvarks … Continue reading

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From Aardvarks to Zoetropes

I’m setting myself a new challenge here: to write an article a week on a topic that interests me. One for each letter of the alphabet. I’ll start next week with the aardvark.  

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Why Hire a Writer?

Good communication has never been more important in business. With more and more customers shopping online, as well as shopping around: not just locally, but nationally and internationally, it’s vital to get your message across and then to keep on … Continue reading

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Further to my previous post, you can now watch one of the BVA-AWF Discussion Forums afternoon sessions online, courtesy of the Webinar Vet: The EU wild bird trade, presented by Sean Wensley, PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon.

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BVA AWF Discussion Forum 2013

The British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Foundation was established in 1983 by a group of veterinary surgeons who wanted to work towards improving animal welfare in their communities. The AWF provides funding for research into improving animal welfare, particularly where … Continue reading

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