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Category: The Shed

A place for Mr EBF to write and share thoughts. Any posts or reviews he has will go in his shed.

Cricket is Summer – a review on behalf of Net world sports

Cricket is Summer – a review on behalf of Net world sports

We are very lucky to have space outdoors to play. While Dylan being a typical 10 year old would love nothing more than to be glued to his Xbox for hours, he does, without too much coaxing, love playing out. He’s absolutely football mad, I admit that this may have been nurtured by me, but it wasn’t exactly hard. He knows all the players, follows the gossip and loves to play in goal. While I’ve always loved the game, it…

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Driving me round the bend

Driving me round the bend

This summer, we are spending three weeks towing our Caravan though western France into Spain. We start our journey from home to Portsmouth, then the Ferry to Caan, on down though Le Mann, Ile de Rae, Biarritz and then in Spain and the ferry home from Santander. 860 miles. 860 miles towing 1.75 tonnes with three bikes on the roof, two children in the back, dog in the boot, wife navigating (and mediating!).  There has been a recent survey about distractions while driving. I’m…

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Staying connected in the countryside

Staying connected in the countryside

This year marks our tenth anniversary of moving from the City back to the countryside. When we took the decision to move, we wrote a list, Pros and Cons of living in both the city and the countryside. Lifestyle, freedom, entertainment, employment etc. One of the things we absolutely did not think about was how to stay in touch. In the city we had a choice of mobile networks that all worked, we could choice cable, satellite or broadband, find…

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A good day? (By Mr EBF ❤️)

A good day? (By Mr EBF ❤️)

My Dads got Cancer. Inoperable, terminal liver and oesophageal cancer. I’m still very much coming to terms with this fact. I’ve not cried, I’ve not got angry, I’ve not questioned the existence of a God or asked “why?”. I’ve got on with the fact that my Dads time is limited and wherever I can I’ll spend some time with him. But is not as easy as that is it? Every time I see him I’m reminded that he’s got cancer….

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Welcome to the Shed

Welcome to the Shed

“Write something” she said, “I’m revamping EBF and I’m going to give you your own section of the site. You write well, you’ve got stuff to say and it’ll be good to have a different perspective” So, after a fortnight of nagging, here it is, The Shed. I’m Jules, Vicky has had the pleasure of my company for the last 25 years, I’m a man of pretty simple tastes, I love my tunes, footie, fishing and family. I’m lucky enough…

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