Monthly Archives: April 2012

BISI HAS A NEW NAME

My friend, Miss Adebisi Data Adekunle (Bisi), has changed her name to Mrs Michael New as a result of committing matrimony with Mr Michael Edward New.  I can just imagine her, when he inadvertantly displeases her, exclaiming ‘Oh M.E.N!’ I … Continue reading

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‘WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE’

No, not me! That’s the opening line of the famous poem by Jenny Joseph. Browsing the commercial stands at the Convention I saw some cut comb containers and that reminded me that I’m getting short of them.  I compared prices … Continue reading

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BBKA SPRING CONVENTION

I spent part of the weekend at the Spring Convention at its new location: Harper Adams University College in Shropshire.  The BBKA decided to move there from Stoneleigh because they think they’ve outgrown their home site as not all the … Continue reading

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MAY IN APRIL!

I’ve seen the first hawthorn blossoms!  Normally they used to come out around the old May Day, which is now 11th May since they messed around with the calendar in 1752.  My Grandparents used to exercise their rights, as commoners, … Continue reading

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THE GREAT EXPERIMENT

Jim Slade’s novel frames that he has asked me to test arrived on Saturday;  6 deep ones and 6 shallow.  This will make it a little more awkward to use them in the way I intended, by making a Bailey … Continue reading

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FLOWER LOG

It’s apple blossom time!

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THE AUCTION

It rained! It never rains for the D & W BKA Auction! Maybe that accounts for the fewer lots on offer; only 100, whereas, usually, it’s twice that. On the other hand, maybe it’s an indication that few of the … Continue reading

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