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Be aware Last article update 3rd January 2020

Its aim is to show short articles in the media, whether newspapers, television, web or radio. These are shorter articles aimed at helping people be aware of other matters.

Food Last article update: 8th February 2021

Of course, recipes, but there will be other articles concerning all aspects of food. At the moment I am getting "into" herbs and spices and my herb garden is growing fast! Too fast, I can't keep up!

General Last article update: 16th January 2021

This is for anything else that doesn't fall into the Technical Food, Health, Humour or other categories. As time passes, regular items will split into new categories.

Health Last article update: 29th September 2020

And occasionally, I write about health. After all, at 80, I need to keep abreast of this subject! I hope to be writing articles for the next two decades or so!

Humour Last article update: 26th September 2020

Warning: my sense of humour may not be the same as yours! But give it a try anyway, remember, you can always click off! Not just jokes, but anything (including newspaper articles) that really has me laughing out loud!

Political Last article update 7th May 2021

I am no longer a member of any political party and have, in the past, voted for different parties - including the Tories, Labour and even the UK Independence Party.

Labour is no longer the party of the sixties, and like the Tories can't not be trusted and have let down the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, my adopted country. UKIP have been infiltrated by both Tory and Labour agents and is dying. And a Conservative promise is not worth the paper it is written on!

I now prefer to be independent and vote for the proposed local candidate at General Elections who will do the best for our country and our constituency I live in, over the following term.

Religion Last article update: 17th February 2020

I am a Deist, No that's not an Atheist! It accepts a higher authority but does not believe in organised religions. As I am interested in Nature I have come to realise that something must have made it work so smoothly, like clockwork in fact!

Technical Last article update: 27th June 2021

My Notebook runs on Linux and my mobile phone runs on Android (Incidentally, that is a form of Linux). These articles are on computers, mobile phones, gadgets, accessories and anything else in the technical arena. Apple and Microsoft users should dip in from time to time.

Useful tips Last article update: 24th May 2021

To help life along - things that make my life easier! And, hopefully, yours!

My Equipment, I recently went to Entroware [in Leeds] for a new Linux Notebook and listed my own requirements. Their cost ranges from £599 to £4,500 depending on choice when choosing what goes in, but my pocket cut me back to just under £1,100. It includes an Ethernet port and a full size HDMI port amongst it's twelve ports.My mobile is a Samsung Galaxy N20 Ultra 5G running Android v10.0. At the time of writing I have around 450 apps. I own a Samsung Gear S3 watch with a stainless steel strap. It looks so much better than some of the plastic offerings in the market. I only wish it would tell me the battery level of my phone! My main use for it, apart from telling the time, and noting the date, is that all my notifications are copied to it so I don't need to keep getting my phone out of my pocket.It also records my mileage when walking.