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The Beautiful people,Brazillians and Kelly. Tales from the Camino
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On Thu, 22nd Jan 15, Geoparkartist wrote
Belleza!!'' Our eyes open to four pairs of walking boots, eight pairs of black thermal legs topped by shorts. Erphff'' Too many people, too close, too early. Windmills thrum in my head. I plunk my face back down into dew. '' It's the...

Close your eyes and picture me
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On Fri, 16th Jan 15, CTaylor wrote
Close your eyes, and picture me. (A poem I wrote some time ago, infact I was in the care home when I wrote this. Using my empathetic mind, whilst sat in a chair watching the old folks. I imagined as best what I would feel. Hopefully you find the...

In answer to Market T rader,.
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On Tue, 13th Jan 15, MamaP wrote
I have left a comment on your post but not sure what is happening as it's been uploading for the past 45 mins. Getting colder, make sure you tuck your vest in your knickers!! Will try again

Market trader
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On Fri, 09th Jan 15, Jilly wrote
The ice cold winds of winter chill me to the bone and yet still I stand behind my market stall and wait for the customers to arrive day after day. It's not the easiest life or the easiest way to make money but I love what I do and I love the banter...

Rudyard Kipling's Young British Soldier
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On Wed, 07th Jan 15, Reynard wrote
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.'' Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the Britain's most...

This is an extract from...
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On Tue, 30th Dec 14, CTaylor wrote
This is an extract from something I am working on at the moment, I thought I would share it with you! Just breath, I heard her whisper the words as if it was my own conscience. Only it wasn't my breathing that was a cause for concern it was the...

Flirting with Fascism: the far right in Torquay
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On Sun, 28th Dec 14, Reynard wrote
Fascism is an effort to mechanise humanity and cause men and women to become no more than cogs in a machine. Nazism and Fascism will lead us back to the condition of things which existed in the Dark Ages.'' Torquay's Henry Purkis in 1936 ...

Napoleon's Torbay Baby
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On Tue, 23rd Dec 14, Reynard wrote
After Napoleon was captured following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 he was held on the warship HMS Bellerophon, nicknamed Billy Ruffian, in Torbay for two days. Upon his first sight of the Bay the former Emperor has been quoted as exclaiming "Quel...

Worrying times ahead if.....
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On Tue, 23rd Dec 14, Gary1957 wrote
Once again a few incidents with some deranged Muslims have taken place. This time in Sydney-Australia and just recently in France and New York. It shows us again that the focus on widespread Immigration issues must be taken more seriously in the...

Christmas time , peace to you all
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On Sun, 21st Dec 14, MatthewCollins wrote
We are increasingly living in painful times. No matter what your race or religion there always seems to be some bugger out there who is looking for wealth and power and not caring who the hell that they crush beneath their great big feet. Let's all...

Merry Christmas
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On Sun, 21st Dec 14, Talisman wrote
I just want to wish all the readers and writers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Keep it up. As the nun said to the vicar.

An Aussie Christmas..............
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On Sun, 21st Dec 14, colgiff wrote
'Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn't a sound. Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around. We'd left on the table some tucker and beer, Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here; We children were snuggled up safe in our...

Always tip the waiter: Nigel West AKA Torquay's MP Rupert Allason
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On Fri, 19th Dec 14, Reynard wrote
At 2am on 2 May 1997 the Liberal Democrat Adrian Sanders was elected as MP for Torbay. This was after three recounts. Adrian had overcome the 5,787 majority of the sitting Conservative MP Rupert Allason and won by the narrow margin of 12 votes....

Sir Frederic Bennett - Torquay's anti-communist MP
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On Mon, 15th Dec 14, Reynard wrote
From 1955 to 1987 Torquay's MP was the Conservative Sir Frederic Mackarness Bennett. Born in 1918 Sir Frederic was educated at Westminster School and in 1939 enlisted in the Middlesex Yeomanry. He became an officer in the Royal Artillery in 1940...

Space Elevator "LIVE"
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On Sun, 14th Dec 14, MatthewCollins wrote
I have had the great privilege of seeing Space Elevator up close and personal at the Railway Venue, Bolton. Big deal or so bleedin what you may say but let me tell you that this is an up and coming band and I would urge anybody out there to put your...

Classic Car
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On Fri, 05th Dec 14, Lucy wrote
Hi folks I hope that you're all well. It's not very often that I decide to spend any money that I deem to be spare but I was feeling quite flush because I made a few good deals. Anyway, I have bought a classic car and I'm really pleased with it....

I m so far away
380 Views, 7 Nods, 0 Comments.
On Thu, 27th Nov 14, CTaylor wrote
I'm so far away Life without you creates a strange new day When you are sad and I am not around I feel as cold as the outside ground Cold because of the pain that's inside More so because of all the times you have tried To make life better for...

That's Entertainment: drinking, dancing, cinemas & sex in Torquay
348 Views, 10 Nods, 0 Comments.
On Thu, 20th Nov 14, Reynard wrote
During the first half of the twentieth century employers put holidays on a more regular and formal basis. We also lived longer. Life expectancy for men rose from 52 in 1910 to 61 in 1938; for women the increase was 55 to 66. A combination of more...

Desperation Falls
507 Views, 5 Nods, 0 Comments.
On Wed, 12th Nov 14, Talisman wrote
Desperation Falls There she flows A waterfall of wonder Resplendent in all her glory Cast against a backdrop of rock Glistening splendour in action The waking sun adding to her majesty Every pulsating wave full of life Giving life to...

Armistice Day
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On Tue, 11th Nov 14, MatthewCollins wrote
Crashing through the waves so high A nation against the tyranny to be defied Sailors serving on the high seas Fighting their war to keep us free Flying aloft high in the sky The boys so young their lives at risk Bravely facing far greater...

Chupito the mule, Marlene and The Dream cloud vision
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On Tue, 04th Nov 14, Geoparkartist wrote
We are eating lunch on a pleasant hill-side under pines when a girl appears with a donkey. Our eyes follow their slow progress down the hill. '' Why d'you reckon they're going contra-flow? I ask Mark. I dunno'' Mark replies. '' She's got dreads''...

X Factor
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On Sun, 02nd Nov 14, MatthewCollins wrote
For the last ten years or so we have had the X Factor wannabees thrust down our throats and it seems to me that this year they are truly scraping the bottom of the barrel. In my opinion there is only you young man from Italy who is a truly great...

Depression. It's more common than you'd imagine!
2,260 Views, 15 Nods, 0 Comments.
On Sat, 01st Nov 14, Jilly wrote
None of you know me because I hide No Self respect left have no pride You can't see me as I really am The shell that you see is just a sham Treading water trying my best not to drown On my face a smile that's really a frown Doing my best to look as...

Its a novel write up ... of "If you'd like to" by Claire and Anna
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On Fri, 24th Oct 14, Geoparkartist wrote
A curious Paseo visitor approaches. Are you part of The Paseo?'' he asks. Yes! '' says Claire. We're number 19, would you like to have a listen?'' She hands him the headphones. There is tangible excitement in the air. Something novel is happening...

Space Elevator
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On Tue, 21st Oct 14, Tara wrote
friend recently introduced me to a band called Space Elevator. I bought the album and have played it constantly in my car ever since. It's one of those albums that may never sell in it's millions but the quality of the writing is amazing and the...

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