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Best Christmas ever?

December 26th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

It is possible that yesterday was the best Christmas ever. It went a bit pear-shaped after midnight when the dog threw up over the bedroom floor, but that was after midnight so doesn’t count. It started with a bit of a lie-in of course. Nothing too excessive, but the sort of thing we could only […]

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Thinking television thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

I have been watching old episodes of Scorpion on Netflix over the last couple of weeks. It is a very annoying programme for several reasons, but quite entertaining. Apparently it was supposed to be a sort of drama version of Big Bang Theory, but I would have described it as like a group of MacGyvers […]

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Thinking Christmassy thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Life, Music

I don’t think its a secret that I am not a fan of Christmas. I’m not ashamed of that, not proud, it just is what it is. I just don’t get it or buy into all the fuss about it, but ironically I may well enjoy it more than many of the Xmas fanatics because […]

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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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