Arrrggghhh I Hate That Christmas Song!

It’s that time of year again when it’s practically impossible to escape the sound of Christmas songs on the radio, television or even when you are out shopping. Most Christmas songs I like,  there are a few I love and look forward to, but there are a handful that I […]

Yet Another Relaunch Of Delovesto, This Time For 2018!

It’s two weeks before Christmas 2017 and I thought the time was right for another relaunch of Delovesto. I have really enjoyed writing for about 15 years now, and Delovesto has been a personal project for Debbie and I for almost ten years. However, with the demise of Squidoo, where […]

What Is A Carvery?

A Carvery Is A Very British Thing Most British pubs these days offer a selection of food to entice visitors through the door, and many also offer a Carvery, because a roast dinner is something that is always popular in the UK. While many visitors to the UK from overseas […]

Under Shelf Picture Hanger

Under Shelf Picture Hanger Looking For A Solution

I want to hang a photo on the wall in our office under a shelf, but I can’t find what I am looking for, so I am hoping that someone might be able to help with some ideas for a solution. You see, what I want to do is to hang […]

Fox Feeding Frenzy And A Disappointment

The past couple of weeks have seen a lot of fox activity in our garden, so I finally got some new batteries for the trail camera and set it up outside the kitchen door on Sunday evening to see what we could catch. Whether it’s because it’s Spring and the […]

Shaving Gel or Shaving Foam

Shaving Gel Or Shaving Foam

Shaving Gel or Shaving Foam, which do you prefer? When shaving foam came out many many moons ago, I found it a vast improvement over trying to lather up soap to put on my face. I was only in my late teens at the time and I don’t really remember […]

A New Beginning Spring 2015

Spring is in the air, and since Spring is the season for new beginnings, I thought that it was time to give this site “Off The Record” a new lease of life. Writing articles regularly on your own web site or blog is easy, provided you can find things to […]

Afternoon Tea With Queen Victoria

Tea With Queen Victoria

Just imagine if you could be transported back in time and have Afternoon Tea with Queen Victoria. This is what it felt like for us a few weeks ago when our best friends won a competition in the local paper to visit Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, which […]

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Memories Of Cars I Have Owned

Memories of cars I have owned came back to me this morning on my way to work as Radio Solent had listeners calling in if they had ever given names to their cars, or indeed other modes of transport. This immediately set me thinking about the closest I have come […]

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Nothing Wrong With My Poo!

A few weeks ago the NHS sent me a screening kit for bowel cancer which I had to return in the mail. I got the results today and can claim “there’s nothing wrong with my poo!” Bowel cancer screening is something that the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK […]