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Be happier and healthier
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On Mon, 22nd Sep 14, Gary1957 wrote
Almost every year the same country wins the title of the happiest country: Denmark. Congratulations! Scoring their happiness out of 10, they seem to rate themselves a healthy 7.9 while for example the UK scores 7.2. Reason(s)? One is the welfare...

Grampa Summers Is A Gifted Ass-Whisperer
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On Mon, 22nd Sep 14, Talisman wrote
Grampa Summers is a gifted ass-whisperer He has a proctol gift of the gab He can cure whatever ails you With a subtly muttered conflab - Try not to get down wind of him As he performs this particular feat His breath can become quite...

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On Sat, 20th Sep 14, Tara wrote
Politically, it's been quite an interesting time with the Scottish independence elections. Who would have thought that a year or more ago that the campaigners for independence would have managed to rallied forty five percent of the voting electorate...
[Couldn't care less!]

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On Sat, 20th Sep 14, MatthewCollins wrote
Hello folks Some of you may remember one of my previous posts about music that I was co-writing for a rock album. Anyway, just to let you know that things are now progressing rather nicely and we now have eleven tracks that are really quite...

THHN Charity Variety Show !
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On Fri, 19th Sep 14, BobsBiz wrote
On February 28TH 2015, I am Putting on a Charity Variety Show at the Rainbow International Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay. All Proceeds from this Event are In Aid Of The TORBAY HOLIDAY HELPERS NETWORK. A Locally Based Charity. TICKETS are Now...

Tommo Building A Bypass
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On Thu, 18th Sep 14, angie wrote
Hi All I havn't written a post for well over 12 months I just dip in & out of others, but I really want to share this with you all as I personally think it is great though of course you are all entitled to your own opinion. Tommo is a friend of...

La Muse
162 Views, 1 Nod, 2 Comments.
On Mon, 15th Sep 14, CTaylor wrote
There are times that seem so far away, times you find hard hidden within each day. Unspoken words that whistle in the wind, wishing they could have been said and not felt sinned. Life can be seen as a puzzle waiting for pieces to fit, there is an...

Shampoo, shrine and a pop-up shelter- Tales from the Camino
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On Thu, 11th Sep 14, Geoparkartist wrote
What to pack in your rucksack and what to leave out is the all time Big Camino Question. I wanted to enjoy walking but not to suffer too much discomfort and I knew that getting it right might make or break our trip so it was essential to get it...

Granny Summers Was A Psychic Flasher
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On Sun, 07th Sep 14, Talisman wrote
Granny Summers was a psychic flasher She'd read your palm, whilst stood in the nip If you're into the flesh of a pensioner It really is well worth the trip - She'll make a prediction about your future With one leg behind her head You'll get...

Walking on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail
89 Views, 1 Nod, 1 Comment.
On Tue, 02nd Sep 14, Geoparkartist wrote
Our Camino de Santiago experience began at as Mark and I stepped off the bus at Pamplona bus station by the star shaped fort they have there. A grandfather became our first guide directing us towards a tree with a yellow arrow. The way may also be...

Torquay's kids are alright!
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On Wed, 27th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
Back in 1850 Torquay's young offenders had a fairly rough time. For example, Stephen, aged 13, was given '12 stripes' (flogged) for stealing a one shilling tin of biscuits, while 14 year old Matthew received three weeks hard labour for taking...

One for the Girls.....
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On Tue, 26th Aug 14, colgiff wrote
Answers to the Why's of Men: 1. WHY DO MEN BECOME SMARTER DURING SEX (because they are plugged into a genius) --------------- ------------------------- ------ 2. WHY DON'T WOMEN BLINK DURING SEX? (they don't have enough...

He say's........ She say's................
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On Tue, 26th Aug 14, colgiff wrote
Woman : Do you drink beer? Man : Yes Woman : How many beers a day ? Man : Usually about 3 Woman : How much do you pay per beer ? Man : £3.00 which includes a tip . ( This is where it gets scary !) Woman : And how long...

Thinking of you all.
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On Sun, 24th Aug 14, Shakytownkid wrote
Just one for the Bank Holiday Monday. https://www.yo mfEc

The Gypsy
273 Views, 6 Nods, 0 Comments.
On Sat, 23rd Aug 14, MatthewCollins wrote
Tell me gyspy can you see me in your crystal ball I'm asking you to tell me what to do in my time of need Danger lurks waiting for me every corner turned What can I do to protect myself from a dreadful deed? I came to you once before to consult your...

'Do It Cos You Like it': Torquay United's Justin Fashanu 1961-1998
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On Thu, 21st Aug 14, Reynard wrote
'Someone who struggled with a difficult family background and a host of prejudices, against his ethnicity, his sexuality and his faith, in a time that probably wasn't ready for him.' Juliet Jacques on Justin Fashanu The talented player Justin...

'The terror excited': 1847 Torquay's Bread Riots
72 Views, 4 Nods, 1 Comment.
On Thu, 21st Aug 14, Reynard wrote
The potato blight that ravaged Ireland in the mid-1840s also affected Devon, leaving in its wake fields of withered plants. The crop was insufficient to meet the needs of those unable to afford any alternative to the potato for their staple diet....

An evil which cried aloud for attention'': Child Labour in Edwardian Torquay
175 Views, 11 Nods, 3 Comments.
On Thu, 14th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
'The time of childhood is not the time for labour, but growth, for development, mental, physical, moral and spiritual.' The Torquay Child Labour Deputation of 1900 In his 1901 study 'Poverty: a Study of Town Life', B. Seebohm Rowntree argued that...

1900: Torquay Postman welcomes cure for his Piles
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On Wed, 13th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
In the 1880s a new era of advertising began. New ways of manufacturing led to greatly increased output and decreasing costs for the producers of consumer goods. The telegraph network was in place and goods could be transported by rail. This allowed...

351 Views, 16 Nods, 7 Comments.
On Mon, 11th Aug 14, MatthewCollins wrote
I'd just like to take the time to applaud Reynard in his constant endeavours to keep this site going when it seem that nobody else can be bothered. Reynard, in my humble opinion is the most interesting and underrated authors on this site and yet he...

Philip & Edmund Gosse: Torquay's Creationist Father & his Gay Son
135 Views, 8 Nods, 3 Comments.
On Mon, 11th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
If any choose to maintain that species were gradually bought to their present maturity from humbler forms he is welcome to his hypothesis, but I have nothing to do with it.'' Philip Henry Gosse Over in Kentucky you can visit the Creationist...

Another Golden Oldie.......
158 Views, 1 Nod, 0 Comments.
On Sat, 09th Aug 14, colgiff wrote
A man walks into a chemist shop with his 10-year old son. They happen to walk by the condom display, and the boy asks, "What are these, Dad? To which the man matter-of-factly replies, "Those are called Condoms son. Men use them to have...

Torquay's Monastery: Alfred & the church that rocked
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On Thu, 07th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
Back around the turn of the century Torquay could boast having the third best club in the world. This was The Monastery, the only all-night dance venue in the South West at the time. The club was based in an old Presbyterian church in Torwood...

Sean O'Casey in his Torquay Exile
128 Views, 3 Nods, 1 Comment.
On Tue, 05th Aug 14, Reynard wrote
In September 1964 at the age of 84, Sean O'Casey died of a heart attack in Torquay. He was cremated at the Golders' Green Crematorium. The dramatist, long an exile from his native Ireland, had lived in St Marychurch for many years. His obituary...

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On Mon, 04th Aug 14, EdwardFrench wrote
What have you been doing with your 86400 seconds today ?

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