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The one that enraged a Kipper....

This was my Isle of Thanet Gazette column, published 8/05/2015 that gave rise to the following on this week’s letter page. As I said on twitter – thanks for all the amusing response! 673 more words

Writing

FIVE TOP TIPS FOR ASPIRING INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES – FROM FELICITY HOY, FOUNDER OF COMMON PEOPLE

Nikki Allan speaks to Felicity Hoy, founder and director of Common People – a community interest company made to support, promote and encourage independent creative enterprises in Sheffield. 720 more words

Exploring the local area - Sunderland

I’ve recently moved up back up to Newcastle upon Tyne for work, but before I start my new job I have a week off which I have decided to spend exploring the local area – something I didn’t really do the first time I was up here. 564 more words

Art

into the heart of the city.

Morning guys!

The other day we had a training day, and I thought it was about time for me and an old friend to have a good catch up. 119 more words

Day Out

4 fights added to BAMMA 19 card

BAMMA have announced 4 bouts that will appear on the preliminary card on March 28th. The promotions first trip to Blackpool will see the historic Winter Gardens venue hosting plenty of North West talent. 366 more words

MMA

Review of Carol Klein's 'Wild flowers. Nature's own to garden grown.'

I was reading this with an eye on mentions of plants suitable for calcareous soils, and found a surprising number. Counting my markers, I find 12 different groups of plants with a specific liking for ‘alkaline’ soils are discussed: an unusually high proportion for a generalist book and these aren’t just mentions, they’re discussions. 370 more words

Hand-me-down Sunshine

borrowed shapes

               shuff

ling,

              limp

ing

above earth,

                                                      escape
ing

like stems,

              reach

ing

to a glass

          cei

ling,

          find

ing

 light 

for faces
they will never see.

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