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24th November

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The Syrian crisis has just seen a drastic escalation in the potential for what could essentially turn into World War 3 with the NATO bloc engaging in direct military confrontation with the Russian alliance. Only hours ago, Turkey announced that it shot down a Russian jet, a claim confirmed by the Russian government shortly thereafter.
Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet; Emergency NATO Meeting Called

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A fishing story – honest!

For a lot of my boyhood and up to my late 30s, before I moved back to Australia I used to enjoy fishing (it’s a 7-thang). I gave it up when I became a vegetarian. Not that I ate the fish.

Anyway…

I’d say I was about 25-ish, during the 70s anyway, and I was excited. It was 15th June, the eve of the course fishing season in England. Continue reading

Sarah’s Painting

A repost from my former website (with some additional info): Looking into the Dark Places

sarahpayne1This painting was printed in the London Sun on Wednesday 5th July 2000. It is by Sarah Payne, a sarah_s_paintinglittle girl who disappeared from a country lane near Kingston Gorse, West Sussex, on 1st July 2000.

It hung in the classroom at her school, Bell Farm Junior School in Walton-on-Thames, near London. It is a remarkable piece of artwork. Continue reading