Author Archives: Alan Bell

50 Years and Still Going Strong

Or at least she hasn’t killed me yet At 12:30 on Saturday the 12th September 1970, I married Mary, the love of my life; although at the time we had only known each other for 6 months. A couple of … Continue reading

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Common Sense Is Not So Common

I really do not believe the mentality of some people; There was an article in the News (Daily Mirror I think) with a lady saying, along the lines of, ‘I was forced to leave my husband and two children behind … Continue reading

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A Birthday and End Of Shielding

Those in the Governments Shielding category can now play outside – hurrah; the trouble is that the risk should a shielded person contract Corvid-19 hasn’t gone away. All my life I have taken risks; mostly calculated but sometimes just stupid; … Continue reading

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Back to Normal – Not Quite

You would think that the PM said ‘it’s all over you can go back to being the same morons as before’ rather than ‘maintain social distancing and be sensible’. Judging by the pictures on the news, even allowing for the … Continue reading

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Escape!!!

After two and a half months of lockdown we are told that we can now go out for a walk provided we maintain social distancing; those who have read my earlier posts will know that the boss is in the … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon docks with ISS

Just watched the Crew Dragon docking with the ISS and managed to take some great screen captures                           Doug Hurley, the Crew Dragon commander, was the pilot of STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program on the … Continue reading

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NASA–Space X & Crew Dragon

Watched the launch of the Space X Demo-2 Falcon carrying NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley in the Crew Dragon today.                   https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2020/05/30/nasas-spacex-demo-2-launch-a-great-day-for-america/ Back in the early 1960’s we were fortunate to read about and watch mans first exploration … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mary

Fifty years ago today (28/05/2020) I wished my future wife, Mary, Happy Birthday and gave her a box of Cadburys Milk Tray wrapped, as she is fond of reminding me, in a brown paper bag; those were in the days … Continue reading

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Arriving Home

Had it not been for the Virus we would have arrived home from the States this morning, nice and brown and knackered because of the overnight flight. As it happens I awoke at around 04:50 this morning, went to the … Continue reading

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VE Day 75th Anniversary

This morning we watched HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall lay a wreath and flowers on behalf of the Nation, in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary VE Day. On a day when most of the UK expected to … Continue reading

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