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Michael and Peggy Hunt

Parma without cheese, Modena concentrate and Ferrari cars

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Posted on 6:59pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A trip north to experience the sites and flavours of Parma and Modena with friends but no tryouts in a Ferrari.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Cats in a tizzy and a sad loss

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Posted on 12:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Wild cats, domestic mayhem and a July to forget

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Surprising June

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Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Surprise visit, hot springs and a flying lesson

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Meltdown May

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Posted on 12:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

Investigating a new hobby, real kindnesses by strangers and, explosion of growth in the garden.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Amazon April

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Posted on 12:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

Foud a new service that enables us to purchse items in the UK and have shipped out here and went mad. Almost set fire to the birthday cake and microlites are the new hobby.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

In like a lion

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Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Garden spring cleaning with chainsaws and lifts,as we race through spring into summer.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Valentines, Salamander and Carnivals

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Posted on 1:09pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Spring despite the weather and clearing up the damage, discovering wildlife lurking and taking time out to have fun with friends.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Things happen in three's twice!

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Posted on 3:31pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Little things happen to make life a bit more interesting, electrical and paperwork wise. Experimental cooking using the central heating system and mothballs Vs deer.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Steam, Fog & A Blast

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

A ride into the teeth of a gale by steam, blown away and fogged in but still smiling

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Spiders, Sbakes and Cyclones

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Posted on 3:09pm Monday 2nd December 2013

This is the second attempt as we had another computer melt down that resulted in starting with everything all over again on a clean hard drive. Its been a month for this sort of thing, Mikes caught a virus and it took 3 days to stop the thing logging on and he had to sort out a new anti-virus program. Jean & Nello's HDD broke and the new one was installed only in Italian and it took us 3 days to upgrade Windows & to ultimate and transfer language packs then download the programs she uses in English. Stephens mirror back up disc started to wobble and had to be replaced.....is it something in the air or the sun's magnetic reversal causing it?

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Exploring Prato

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Posted on 11:38am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Prato city and two very nice men, autumn chores and a tree seat

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Water Works

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Posted on 11:04am Monday 30th September 2013

A month that started wet inside and ened with a wet outside but lots to do and see inbetween.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Mad dogs and Welsh persons

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Posted on 12:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

Heat, antiques and summer fairs

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Weather and yet more Weather

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Posted on 11:10am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Toses and poppies in abundance but unseasonally wet with a national thunderstorm causing choas to road and rail.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Venice, Shocks and snow

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Posted on 10:50am Sunday 2nd June 2013

Something is trying to get out, we escape to Venice, Esay come easy go financially and snow to end the month.

Peter Warrender

Pembrokeshire on a sunny day is better than the Algarve

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Posted on 10:05am Friday 17th May 2013

Well we only have a week left of our Algarve holiday.  It started out really cold for the first couple of days, but soon warmed up to 26 degrees which lasted a couple of weeks, but has dropped to about to about 14 degrees along with cloudy skies. We have met and chatted to some interesting people. One being a retired Irish stockbroker from Wexford, he introduced himself as this. He said he has millions stashed away from his days as a stockbroker and that he had it hidden away so nobody could find it.  The way he looked I could not help wondering if that applied to himself as well he continued his story on how is family were in the oil business and were extremely rich. It’s the first time I have ever met a 55 year old multi millionaire ex stockbroker, with most of his teeth missing and the few he had left were stained brown. He was dressed like he bought his clothes from the pound rail in his local charity shop. I fired a couple of questions at him about quantitative easing and fractional reserve banking, he just changed the subject to how he could drink three pints to the fellow he was next to in the bar last night’s one.  I now know he has been married to his wife for three years, who has had Cancer twice, and her ex husband was a prick and he had to get a hit man to kill him. The hit man must have missed because the prick of his wife’s ex husband, was still alive later in the conversation.  He was a great footballer who was chauffeured in a Mercedes from Dublin just so he could score the goals to help his club win the league (that’s the multi billionaire not the hit man or the prick of his wife’s ex husband) This man went on to tell us how his wife’s kids called him daddy, and his stepson aged 32 was in tears when he learned his new stepdad was off on his holidays for 10 days.  His step dad asked him why are you crying and the stepson replied it was because he was going to miss the ex stockbrokers cooking as he was such a brilliant cook.  So not only have I had some abysmal cool weather in the Algarve, I have had the chance to rub shoulders with the elite. : ) It is now persisting down assisted by a gale force wind, I did not think things could get much worse, on top of this, I bought an inflatable bed to put on the very hard sun lounger, and the next day the sun disappeared, I am looking at my inflated bed wondering how it is going to fit in my overfilled flight bag. Maybe I will deflate it and wrap it around my body and smuggle it on board the plane. We still have a week left, even after writing this, funny how time goes so fast when you are having fun. Another minute passed, Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

April in with 2 bangs

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st May 2013

An impolding saucepan and exploding bottle of champagne, and the arrival of summer

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Popes, Politicians and a landslide

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Posted on 12:00am Monday 1st April 2013

Two sudden deaths, a new pope and no government with wet and muddy weather that prelongs the winter and additional 3 weeks causing landslides and other worries.

This waste of resources has to stop.

Posted on 12:12pm Tuesday 19th March 2013

 

Peter Warrender

The "Bedroom Tax" Yet another attack on the Poor and Vulnerable.

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Posted on 11:38am Friday 8th March 2013

Bedroom tax is yet another attack on the poor and vulnerable. People in Social Housing on any kind of benefit, with a spare bedroom will have received letters informing them that they will have to pay a levy for unoccupied bedrooms.  This tax should not be levied against anyone who is willing to move to a smaller property, especially seeing that our Council has no smaller properties to offer. The only answer is for the Council to increase the stock of smaller properties thus helping the homeless and those in dire need for social housing. This would allow people to downsize while providing much needed work for local construction workers, and at the same time drive down the high cost of renting in the private sector, landlords would have to compete with the affordable council house rents.  How can council tenants be penalised for living in a property that is bigger than they need, when there is no alternative accommodation for them to downsize available. The Government has created this problem with social housing by selling off properties to tenants, and not using the revenue received to build additional housing stock.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Snow, no Phones & a kindness

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Posted on 2:20pm Saturday 2nd March 2013

Never mind the pope resigning and the elections we''ve 600m3 of water escaping and no phones!

Gwendoline Watson

Social Media Addiction

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Posted on 10:40pm Sunday 24th February 2013

One of my friends has tweeted over 20k times since he joined Twitter in June 2007. While I admire him for being an early adopter, I have to ask, when does he have time to do anything else?  Like wee, or feed himself?

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Land of pink mists

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Posted on 2:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013

Deer, Electricty woes and astonishing pink mists

Peter Warrender

Pensioners Betrayed by the Assembly

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Posted on 12:46am Saturday 12th January 2013

In Wales, Carwyn Jones AM recently quoted "We aim to tackle poverty relentlessly in every way we can" He and the assembly have just past on a little extra poverty to Pensioners on Pension Credit, they will now have to pay 10% towards their council tax, where previously  it was judged that anyone on guaranteed Pension Credit who had so little income, they were not required to pay Council Tax. Mr Jones and his cabinet have decided that all those on Pension Credit will have to pay at least 10% towards their council tax, that's about £70 to someone deemed on the poverty line. In Scotland and England Pensioners on Pension Credit are not liable for this 10% poverty tax. How on earth does Carwyn think this is tackling poverty? Shame on him and the assembly, obviously their words mean nothing!

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Chill and mild

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Posted on 9:00am Monday 31st December 2012

ExploringVerona on the coldest day of the month but celebrating the mildest Christmas for decades

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Power Drama over electric supply

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Posted on 12:00am Saturday 1st December 2012

How to make something simple, changing name and kilowattage, into a complete epic much like Wagners "Ring Cycle" almsot with out end, and the need for an Ark.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Strange meetings on a day out

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Posted on 9:00am Thursday 1st November 2012

Sorting out bedrooms and computers and a day out to Bologna

Peter Warrender

An illness from Hell!

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Posted on 2:00pm Saturday 13th October 2012

After a few days working in the garden, and taking rubbish to the local tip, I notice a few bites on my waistline.  I thought they were midge or Mosquito bites, but they turned out to be far worse problematic.  My wife and I had to go and look after my mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. It was an 8 hour journey on slow coach Arriva, I felt uncomfortable on the way up, with not a clue of what was about to happen to me.  We retired early after our long trek, only for me to wake up about half three in the morning, with excruciating pain all around my side.   It felt like my ribs were broken  and my skin was on fire along with what felt like someone was repeatedly stabbing me in the side with a blunt knife.  I had to get up and sit in the chair downstairs for a bit or just walk about to stop this endless pain.  I had contracted Shingles, I have never had them before and hope will never get them again.  You cannot lie down without diabolical pain with a feeling like someone had doused you in petrol and set it alight, the pain came in waves the pain was so bad it made me feel sick. The next morning I travelled about 20 miles to a health food shop that I was a customer of, we arrived only to find they had closed down.  I need some health supplements to ease this pain from hell.  On returning back to my mother’s house, I scoured the internet for health food shops, the only one I could find was about 25 miles away.  Next morning we set off on our quest to the shop, we arrived a few hours later only to find an earlier traffic accident had put in the shops windows resulting in the shops closure.   Shingles are bad enough on their own without all this fruitless travel. That evening my daughter informed us about another health food shop in the centre of Manchester, this time I had a telephone number to check if they were open, they were.  I obtained some Oregano oil capsules, DSMO, Tea Tree oil, Cayenne Pepper, enabling me to make a potion for dabbing on to the Shingles and a mix to consume also. I did get some light relief, but the burning itchy skin continued for a few days after.  I would not wish Shingles on my worst enemy; it is definitely an illness from Hell.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Bang, Crash, wallop & Disapointments

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Posted on 3:00pm Monday 1st October 2012

Storms didn't put off the music or burlesque show, missing deeds and friends and a mystery plant

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Hotter than Hell

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Posted on 7:00am Saturday 1st September 2012

Heat wave, fires & cement

Michael and Peggy Hunt

June & July 2012

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Posted on 9:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012

Crashing cars and computers

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Life with a medium

Posted on 3:00pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

An introduction first then; my name is Andy Chandler and I'm one of the lead investigators of our group. I'm a long time believer having seen and experienced a vast array of odd goings on.

Pembrokeshire Beyond

I have Photographed a Ghost!

Posted on 12:18pm Monday 23rd July 2012

Hi,

Peter Warrender

Infested by Pugs : )

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Posted on 4:45pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

Charlie Pug seemed to be lonely and needed constant attention he wants to be with someone 24/7, so we decided to get him a friend, a baby Pug dog. We ordered him from a family in Llanelli, and then waited a few weeks until he was 8 weeks old before collecting him. Otis as we have called him is full of cuteness, he can quite easily fit on one hand, he seems to be driving Charlie mad, he will not leave him alone, constantly trying to nip him in the undercarriage. For a couple of days Charlie spent his time on the windowsill escaping this 8 week old crocodile. Otis is slowly becoming more sociable after a week of telling him off for chewing Charlie, our hiking boots and any spare thumb or ear that was hanging around by him, his teeth are like needles. I do not think Charlie is too happy with his new brother, he keeps giving us a look of despair, and as if to say “where the hell is this thing from, it was a lot more peaceful before he arrived.”

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Is Ghost Hunting Dangerous?

Posted on 4:51pm Monday 16th July 2012

Hey guys,

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Pembrokeshire Beyond - Ghost Hunters An introduction

Posted on 9:43am Wednesday 11th July 2012

Well first off, thanks to the team at the Western Telegraph for allowing us to have this space to write about what we do.

Peter Warrender

Nuclear submarines hit by more than 200 fires in the past 25 years

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Posted on 12:33pm Monday 9th July 2012

This is information printed in the UK Telegraph today 09/07/2012 "Nuclear submarines hit by more than 200 fires in the past 25 years" I hope our first minister reads and understands it, before welcoming Nuclear Submarines into Milford Haven Wales.

Peter Warrender

Who controls our Government

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Posted on 6:36pm Thursday 5th July 2012

Our Government has voted against having a judicial enquiry to determine the way the Banks are conducting their businesses. Barclays have just been caught manipulating interest rates in favour of their own profits. This activity is insider trading, which is criminal under present law. It indirectly caused thousands of businesses to fold and millions of homes lost across the globe. I have just sat watching the live vote in parliament, and the subsequent result. It all pointed to that our government is well and truly in the big Banking/Corporation Pockets. We have the same manipulation on the commodity markets. You and I are being forced to pay coerced inflated high prices due to futures where speculators buy up Food Crops before they actually come out of the ground. Growers do not get a good price for their efforts and we at the end of the chain end up paying the speculators high prices for basic food stuffs. Multinational Corporations are bad news for everyone except for the companies themselves. They buy crops sit on them, causing artificial shortages (same with Oil) then when the price goes sky high they release the commodities at a premium price. There are too many middle men adding their premium onto our food and energy prices.

Peter Warrender

Pharmaceutical Company under the Microscope again.

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Posted on 5:12pm Thursday 5th July 2012

This another story copied and pasted from Naturalnews.com Check them out, lots of alternative info. Thank you NaturalNews : ) (NaturalNews) British registered company, GlaxoSmithKline, faces $3 billion in penalties after pleading guilty to the biggest health care fraud case in history. GSK admitted that physicians had been bribed to push potentially dangerous drugs in exchange for Madonna tickets, Hawaiian holidays, cash and lucrative speaking tours. They also admitted distributing misleading information regarding the antidepressant Paxil. The report claimed that it was suitable for children, but failed to acknowledge data from studies proving its ineffectiveness in children and adolescents.

Peter Warrender

Alternative Treatments

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Posted on 5:00pm Thursday 5th July 2012

This article was posted on NaturalNews.com I have copied and pasted it here for everyone like me that is interested in Alternative Supplements/Foods/ Medicine etc to read. Enjoy and check out NaturalNews.com for similar dietary information. : ) NaturalNews Maybe you've seen those commercials where a doctor is working on a construction crew, then it shows the construction worker in the pharmacy looking for the right medicine, telling you not to do your doctor's job because you wouldn't want him doing yours. It's quite a ridiculous analogy really, insinuating that there's a similarity in a doctor running a jack hammer, and you taking care of your own body, like that's someone else's job. No one else can maintain your body or has to live with the consequences of how you do so, but you. Duh.

Peter Warrender

A good time was had by all.

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Posted on 9:43pm Saturday 23rd June 2012

The weather was grey but rain stayed away, it was only the crowds that poured onto the dockside at Milford Marina today. Yes Fish week was well underway. Happy people wandered between the variety of trade stalls, food wagons and great entertainment. It was a carnival atmosphere with children enjoying the excitement of the inflatable’s and various rides. Bands were playing while people leisurely sipped there drinks in scenes like you would find outside a continental bar. Anyone could see that this year’s organisers had once again done a terrific job. The Party spirit was all around there was even a boat with a 3 man band aboard, playing while it scooted between the revellers. These events bring the best out in everyone, a couple of hours to forget your troubles and let your hair down. Let’s all look forward to next year Fish Week extravaganza. Well done everybody, it all went down swimmingly. : )

Peter Warrender

Rip Off Britain

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Posted on 9:54am Monday 18th June 2012

I insure an old camper van that does about 1500 miles a year max, with the NFU, last year it cost £231 with full no claims, this year it is £320 with no claims. I rang another insurance brokers to get a quote, they informed me that I already had a good deal at £320. They also said, because I was paying my insurance on a direct debit, if I cancelled I would still have to pay the full insurance premium of my old insurance policy because it is a credit agreement. if you cancelled your policy you would have to pay the full premium. He also informed me that because my camper was my only vehicle, insurance companies charge you an excess because using a camper van as a main vehicle you are more likely to have an accident. I know £320 is not a lot in relation to what other drivers have to pay, but how they have moved the goal posts over the last few years. Welcome to "Rip off Britain" at every corner you turn.

Helen Noble

Watch Word

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Posted on 6:01pm Sunday 27th May 2012

Words are potent! Words are powerful symbols of communication. Human history and culture has largely been recorded by way of the spoken and written word, and storytelling has played an integral part of human existence. People make sense of their own lives through the stories of others. From the medieval days of travelling troubadours to the present day columns in celebrity magazines and rhyming lyrics of rappers, stories have served to illuminate our deepest desires, highlighting our hopes and fears, embodying our flares of anger and the flames of our passion.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

May 2012 Wet and Wild

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Posted on 5:25pm Friday 25th May 2012

Thunder storms, heatwaves and snakes, what a combination.

Andrew Lye

Pembrokeshire County Council Elections - Post Election, Part 2

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Posted on 5:56pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

Last Friday, I wrote a blog welcoming the election of 22 year old Jacob Williams to the County Council.

Andrew Lye

Pembrokeshire County Council Elections - Post Election

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Posted on 3:09pm Sunday 6th May 2012

Well, the voters of Pembrokeshire have had their say, apart from those in 13 of the 60 wards, in which there was only 1 nomination and therefore that person was elected unopposed. Strangely enough, 13 were also returned unopposed in the 2008 elections.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

April Showers 2012

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Posted on 2:29pm Monday 30th April 2012

Wet and windy but spring, almost summer, at times with the lizards, butterflies and trees greening up over night. The events season began with the free airshows at the old grass airfield.

Andrew Lye

Titanic - 100 Years On.

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Posted on 4:06pm Sunday 15th April 2012

100 years ago, the Titanic hit the iceberg as it was on its maiden voyage to New York and as we all know, over 1500 people lost their lives.

Andrew Lye

Pembrokeshire County Council Elections - 3rd May 2012

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Posted on 4:13pm Thursday 12th April 2012

If you have read some of my other articles, you will see that I am a committed Liberal Democrat.

Helen Noble

Walking the Talk

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Posted on 2:15pm Monday 9th April 2012

Have you ever asked yourself why it is that you to chose to be some place in preference to others? Why you feel drawn to gaze at certain landscapes, to explore the hills and dales of your seemingly random choice of homeland or holiday destination?

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