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December 2014: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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'A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier'

'Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.'

'Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?'

'Every exit is an entry somewhere else.'

'If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.'

'It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.'

'My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.'

'Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.'

'The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.'

'We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.'

'The hard part is getting to the top of Page 1'


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Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. - Adam Smith
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Old Pretender Lands at Peterhead - 1715, Wrecking of HMS Minotaur - 1810, National Speed Limit of 70mph introduced - 1965
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