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The great car mystery

October 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on The great car mystery · Life

In an effort to get more steps under my belt I have been walking a lot around the Manor Royal estate. It is supposed to be an industrial estate but the definition of industry is quite loose because you soon notice that a lot of it is given over to retail, specifically the retail of […]

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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

October 10th, 2019 · Comments Off on Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood · Life

Last month I snapped up Trevor Noah’s autobiographical book, Born a Crime while it was the 99p Kindle deal of the day. I kind of regret that because it is very much worth the full price – currently £4.99 The book has two big things going for it: a remarkable story to tell and a […]

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And another thing. Or four.

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on And another thing. Or four. · Life

Following on from last night’s moan about the Guardian’s 100 best TV shows, I remembered a few other shows that really should have been in there: Elementary – An alternative to Sherlock with a few twists: being set in New York, Doctor Watson being a woman, Moriarty also being a woman, and Sherlock’s dad heading […]

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Best TV of the 21st Century?

October 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Best TV of the 21st Century? · Life

The Guardian has been running a series about the so-called best culture of the 21st Century. One of the articles is about the 100 best TV shows of the 21st Century. Now I am no expert in TV and I know this sort of list is designed to stir up controversy, but even so I […]

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Holiday post mortem

September 29th, 2019 · Comments Off on Holiday post mortem · Life, Technology

This week we returned from a 10-day visit to Crete. It was the most boring holiday Jayne and I have ever had, but that is not a bad thing. In the past we have rented a car or quad and gone out around the island, visiting the many and varied archaeological sites, but this time […]

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Some selected quotes

September 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on Some selected quotes · Life, Politics

I just had a look at the ‘My Clippings’ section on my Kindle and seen all the bits of text that I have highlighted over the years. Some of them are quite random, but a few are worth dwelling on.

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Desert Island Stuff

August 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on Desert Island Stuff · Life

I have spent an inappropriate amount of time thinking about this. The more trivial something is, the more thought I give it for some reason. I have bought houses and cars almost on a whim, but spent months comparing specs before buying my first DVD player and MP3 player. In the old days I could […]

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The Final Countdown

July 21st, 2019 · Comments Off on The Final Countdown · Life, Technology

This evening, for no particular reason, I watched the film The Final Countdown on Amazon. I had seen it before, probably more than once, but fancied an unchallenging film to pass the time. Its a bit like the Philadelphia Experiment, with a modern warship going back in time. In this case its the aircrat carrier […]

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Glastonbury 2019

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on Glastonbury 2019 · Life, Music

I did not go to Glastonbury this year. No surprise there; I have never been to Glastonbury and probably never will. I did see a bit of it on the TV and the iPlayer and what I saw looked pretty good to me, as it usually does. So why have I never been and why […]

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Foreign parts

June 16th, 2019 · Comments Off on Foreign parts · Life

This month I saw my oncologist and got a plan for the remainder of my treatment. What that means is that we now know when my last lot of chemotherapy starts so we can work out when it should end, add a week to get over the effects, and a couple of weeks to allow […]

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