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Outskirts

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Life, Politics

A short review of Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt by John Grindrod which I mentioned in a previous post. It is due to be out in hardback on June 1st. Although I got hold of an advanced proof copy, I did buy his previous book and would have bought this […]

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Going direct

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

We went back to Essex today for a funeral, which is never a lot of fun. Funerals I mean, though come to think of it Essex isn’t much fun either. It was my Mother’s husband, so sort of my step-father, although they didn’t actually marry until after I had left home. He didn’t want a […]

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The good side of 2016

December 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on The good side of 2016 · Life

This year is generally reckoned to be a bit of a stinker, but it wasn’t all bad from where I am sitting.

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Dirk Gently

December 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Dirk Gently · Life

I see that Netflix now has a US-made version of Dirk Gently’s Holistic detective Agency available. I saw some odd bits of it while Jayne was watching it on her PC and although there were a few good gags I can’t say that I was tempted to watch it myself, despite (or maybe because of?) […]

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Stop the year, I want to get off

December 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Stop the year, I want to get off · Life

As if the whole Trump/Brexit thing wasn’t bad enough, this year has seen a lot of celebrity deaths, the latest being Andrew Sachs. Of course this happens every year so I am not sure why it feels worse this year. Possibly because a few of them were absolute A+ list celebrities like Bowie, Prince, Ali, […]

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Solving the Southern Fail problem

October 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Solving the Southern Fail problem · Life, Politics

During my daily commute I congratulate myself on transferring away from London to the local branch of my company and replacing an expensive, overcrowded, uncomfortable and unreliable train journey with a 5-minute walk, and even more so on strike days. Mind you, I hear that even non-strike days are now pretty dreadful and for the […]

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No more ‘Chinese friends’

October 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on No more ‘Chinese friends’ · Life, Technology

The news today is that Amazon are banning ‘incentivised reviews’. What that means is that you can’t accept anything in return for reviewing a product, not even a free or discounted product. It has always been the case that you can’t accept payment in return for writing a review, and especially not for writing a […]

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Stormy Weather

September 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Stormy Weather · Life

Well we are back from our second honeymoon. Our first one was a few days in Paris. This one was a bit more exotic: two weeks in the Dominican Republic. A nice place, but to be honest we were looking forward to the flight almost as much as the holiday. After suffering the bum-numbing experience […]

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Just Married

August 21st, 2016 · Comments Off on Just Married · Life

Jayne and I renewed our wedding vows yesterday. It seemed to go well and everyone said they enjoyed it, although it did end quite badly and could have been worse. Our son had taken all the children home to our house and we were just winding up in the venue, picking up discarded ties and […]

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Wedding Bells

August 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Wedding Bells · Life

I’m getting married tomorrow. Sort of. It is out 15th anniversary and we are renewing our vows. Really we are doing it for our family because fifteen years ago we just went out and got married at the Town Hall with just our neighbour as a witness. No fuss, no reception, no wedding photos and […]

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