Exchange rates update

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What’s been happening? After struggling for most of the week the pound staged an impressive rebound on Thursday thanks to a better-than-forecast set of retail sales figures for the UK. Despite stagnant wage growth and soaring inflation, British consumers shopped … Read More

Politics and the Euro

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What’s been happening? The euro was Monday’s currency winner, recording (and holding) notable gains against the majors thanks to the outcome of Sunday’s first round of voting in the French election. With one of the anti-EU candidates, left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon, … Read More

A Box of Memories

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Guest post by Fruitcake @barjan Josie wandered tentatively down to the stream and sat down on the bank, shielding her eyes from the strong July sun, as it’s rays sent fingers of light through the trees on the other side. … Read More

Fruitcake’s French Adventure – Part 14

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Guest blog by Fruitcake @barjan February brought the promise of Spring, days were getting longer and we were able to work longer outside. Besides our usual chores of loo emptying, lifting water from the well, soaking washing, rinsing and putting … Read More

New Beginnings – A short story

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By Fruitcake @barjan The bright yellow taxi pulled up outside Patsy’s flat and sounded the horn, she was rushing around grabbing her coat and baggage and then remembered that she hadn’t left her flatmate the note about the plumber coming … Read More

Is there a Cure?

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Guest Blog by @cheekiweeki Driving in the car this morning and listened to 5Live. Very interesting. You can play it and listenat this link . Emma interviewed a lady in the studio who was diagnosed with cancer in May … Read More

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