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Archive for April 22nd, 2011

An Easter Greeting

Posted by Big John on April 22, 2011

Today is Good Friday, a public holiday in the UK, and I have just been down to the local pub for a lunch of fish and chips accompanied by a bottle of cheap Australian Chardonnay. Most enjoyable on this warm sunny day when all around me seem to be having such a great time.

OK, so a trip to the pub is not really in keeping with the Christian tradition of Easter, but then I am not a ‘Christian’ although I am a believer in most Christian values, and therefore I wish all of you whatever your religion and whoever your God is …

…    a very happy Easter.

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