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The Barbary Apes of Gibraltar

Everyone knows that monkeys have tails and apes don’t, right? Wrong! The Barbary Ape, or Rock Ape, Europe’s only free-living primate other than man, is actually a tailless monkey, more properly called the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sy
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Posted in Animals on January 23, 2015


So far, the weather here in the South of England has been quite mild, with only two or three really cold days. Yesterday, as Rik and I were coming back from a walk, I took this picture of primulas still growing in our front garden. There’
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Posted in Random on January 16, 2015

Is Old Age a Matter of Choice?

It happened again yesterday. A young friend of mine – to be exact, she’s just 16 – asked me (very politely!) how old I was – and then (in a nice way!) didn’t believe the answer! Now, I don’t think this is
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Posted in Relationships on January 7, 2015

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Recently a friend was talking to me about a relationship. Something was happening that she didn’t understand. I asked her why she didn’t ask her partner about it. She replied that she preferred not to know – that she wou
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Posted in Animals on January 5, 2015

So What Am I Doing?

When I write on HubPages, I produce HUBS. During the six years or so I’ve been registered there, I’ve published three. I think this must be a record. When I write on Bubblews, as I still do, I write (or blow!) BUBBLES. 
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Posted in Humor on January 5, 2015

Technology and Me: a dodgy relationship

The weather round here seems to be suffering from the post-Christmas blues - or rather soggy greens. I took this picture from our back door this morning. I didn't go out to take it - it was too damp, dirty and disagreeable. However, the g
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Posted in Humor on January 4, 2015

Cookie the Minuscule Menace

Ever since she was a toddler, my daughter has been one feisty lady – in fact she had a stronger “won’t” than any three-year-old I’ve ever known! For this reason, it is truly delightful to see her firmly under the tiny pa
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Posted in Animals on January 3, 2015

Post Christmas Blues - or perhaps not?

Well, it's all over now! The "kids" (as I still call them, although they're in their 30s) have gone to their respective homes - and we took the decorations down yesterday. Ever since I was a child, I've felt slightly depressed as the last de
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Posted in Personal on January 3, 2015

Introduction for Vivenda

My name is Viv, and I live on the South Coast of England with my husband and sparring partner, Rik Ravado. We are both retired and growing old disgracefully. In my working life I have been a librarian, a technical author and a desk editor. I like messin
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Posted in Personal on January 2, 2015

Comments (14)

hi following you have a good day.

December 19, 2015, 11:54 PM

Hello my friends.How are you.Following you.

March 29, 2015, 6:52 AM

Hey I'm Following You =]

February 18, 2015, 3:34 PM

3 weeks you've been gone, hope all's well.

February 13, 2015, 7:44 PM

Found you! Writers/Bubblews here.

January 16, 2015, 2:28 PM

Looking for followers like me to left the other site and joined here

January 8, 2015, 4:00 PM

hello. Happy to follow you.

January 7, 2015, 4:51 PM

I can understand. It's being able to meet someone else who enjoys playing Sims 3.

January 5, 2015, 11:55 AM

Hi Vivenda, so you were at that "other place" too? So nice to see others here who migrated!

January 4, 2015, 3:02 PM

Nice to meet you Vivenda! I think this will be a good place to hang out, I was not a fan of the Bubbles either.

January 3, 2015, 7:53 PM