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If you thought there was a lot of good TV shows that first aired in 1970, there’s a lot more in 1971 including a few long lasting shows that will be recognisable to many people, if only because of TV re-runs. Here’s a few of the highlights. The Waltons – […]

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Computer Games in 1971

The Oregon Trail

The first computer games sprung up in the 1950s and 1960s, not long after the inception of the computer. Early computer games were very basic and very few people had access to them (they were played on expensive mainframes and the ironically named ‘mini-computers’ – they were the size of […]

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Regions of France

Provence

When you think of France, where are you thinking of? Paris? Calais? A childhood holiday in Brittany? Maybe the picture you conjure up is of the Eiffel tower, a Parisian café or a vineyard somewhere. The chances are, you are only thinking of one or two of the many diverse […]

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Reading short stories

I’ve never been a big reader of short stories, always preferring novels, and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon, but I’ve recently started reading some short stories and I have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed some of the stories I’ve read. There’s also quite a […]

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