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Winning Again: Tea Time : Burford Times.

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This is the picture R. sent me yesterday (19 / 09 ) from Lords Cricket Ground; where Gloucestershire defeated Surrey  in the final of the Royal London Insurance 50 overs  Knockout Cup.

So a big tip of the hat is required to the team, who losing the toss were put in to bat and made a modest 220 all out in 47.4 overs They never lost heart and finally defeated Surrey needing just six runs to win with three balls to spare.  And there is more great news.

Gloucestershire secured a clean sweep of victories at the weekend as the county’s one-day side won the Royal London One-Day Cup and their under-11s boys’ and girls’ teams won the first Gilbert Cup competition. Frampton on Severn and Cam Cricket Clubs secured victory in the boys’ and girls’ categories of the eight-a-side soft ball tournament at the historic Lord’s ground by beating their Surrey counterparts from Spencer Park and Cranleigh Cricket Clubs. As well as playing in front of thousands, the boys and girls trophies were presented by…

Rose Gold:Cornish Words: Water Pics

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On  Wednesday,  September 9th in San Francisco there was an Apple Event, in which new models of watch, iPad, TV and iPhone were introduced. The picture above is of the iPhone 6s and the new colour rose gold.

Like the iPhone 6 and 6+ the  screen sizes remain the same 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively.
The new phones have one new feature known as 3D Touch ( or Force Touch on the iPad ). This allows the user to ' peek and pop ' using increased pressure on the screen. A light touch allows you to peek or look at an item; for example Email, Photo and Message and you then have two choices: 1 lift off pressure and return;  or 2 press harder and pop or enter into  your email; photo; message etc. This an excellent marriage of hardware and software and is fully integrated across many apps.
It will make for more efficient navigation.

These new iPhones have an enlarged 12Mp ( from 8 MP) camera, bringing greater detail and picture quality but because of size require more memory ; no wonder A…

Notes-Autospirit- Badgeworth Walk: Jezza did it :Be Fruitful: Old Glos. Shots.

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Following my piece about automobiles and technology, I noticed this from my Sky News App today (6 / 9 ) " The Society Of Motor Manufacturers and Traders- reported a rise of 9/6% in new vehicles, compared with August 2014------This performance has again been driven by attractive finance deals and a diverse range of technologically advanced models. " Once again demonstrating the irresistible  rise of technology in cars



And here is a new ' 65 ' plate from (1 / 9 /'15 )






But Sat Navs don't work everywhere !
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 In last week's Blog I mentioned a walk D. and I made from Badgeworth Church to the nearby M5 Motorway.





Near the Lychgate is the grave of a John Barnes.

Now I seldom bother with gravestones; but i was struck by the inscription which read thus :

" He had determination and courage never bitterness or despair. He saw in life what many of them missed. A Man of Gloucestershire. "

A fulsome tribute indeed.


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OK I will hold my hands up. I…

Facing The Facts:Autospirit: Local Pics.

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As part of my normal morning ablutions, I indulge in a spot of pogonotomy ( Pardon ) just a old word for shaving. As the book says " Slavery is abolished but shavery survives. "

In 1838 Robert Southey said;" A man has to provide himself with two things, a good wife, and a good razor, and it is more difficult to find the latter than the former. " 
 King Gillette  might have objected to that statement  after launching his disposable safety razors in 1903.

As for me I always enjoy a wet shave. As the Major says " Can't be done with those electric gadgets; no sense of feeling. Give me steel in the morning. "





My main indulgence  is the above wondrous shaving cream from the establishment of George Trumper. It spreads evenly on the skin with the brush and works with the blade to leave the face moist, smooth and fresh with just the merest hint of lime. Simply sublime.

Note: quotes from " The Horologicon "  (2013)  from that splendid wordsmith  Mark …