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Sweet Sixteen

August 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on Sweet Sixteen · Life

Today Jayne and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It was really strange because we practically eloped when we got married, and last year we renewed our vows and had the party we didn’t have fifteen years before, so this year felt more like a first anniversary. We didn’t really think at all about the […]

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The Loving Hut

July 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Loving Hut · Life

The Loving Hut sounds like it should be something to do with psychedelia and the swinging 60’s, but it is actually a new-ish eating place in Southgate that has an entirely vegan menu. While I am not vegan myself, or even vegetarian, some of the family are and they have been raving about this place […]

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Sociable Crawley

July 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Sociable Crawley · Life

We went along to two events this weekend that really capture the sociable side of living here. On Saturday there was a lot of activity in the Memorial Gardens in the town centre as part of Crawley festival. There was entertainment on the main stage and various stalls all around. There was Runway Radio piping […]

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New ways to spend money

June 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on New ways to spend money · Life, Technology

It seems like each new advance in technology just gives you more opportunities to spend money buying stuff you already have. The advent of CD led a lot of people to buy new copies of LPs they had on vinyl – a trend that is now getting reversed to an extent. The advent of DVD […]

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Silent crossing

June 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on Silent crossing · Life

I learned a new thing today, while I was crossing London Road. The crossing by the junction with Martyrs Avenue has pelican crossings, or maybe they are puffin crossings, anyway they have the little buttons for pedestrians to push, and the bumpy pavement bits so that blind people know there is a crossing there, but […]

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One-wheel drive

June 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on One-wheel drive · Life

I think I have done my bit for increasing the general level of happiness in Crawley this week, because when is a fat bloke on a bicycle not funny? And if he is puffing away, even though not going very fast it is just funnier. The thing is I have had early meetings in the […]

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Letting the side down

June 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on Letting the side down · Life

I do feel like I have betrayed my basic priciples today. I worked from home, but still wore my work suit. To make up for it, when I clocked off I changed into cargo shorts and a t-shirt to go to a council event.

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The Irregular

May 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on The Irregular · Life

I have a book to recommend. The Irregular by H.B.Lyle. Last month I had proof copies of two different new novels that trade on a connection with Sherlock Holmes. The first was Arrowood by Mick Finlay, which was interesting enough, but I have to admit that I found The Irregular to be much more exciting. […]

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Twin Peaks

May 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Twin Peaks · Life

There is a lot of hype about a new series of Twin Peaks, which is exciting a lot of people and I kind of wish I was one of them. The thing is, I never watched Twin Peaks when it first came out. It sounds like something I would have enjoyed, so I wonder why […]

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Outskirts

April 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on Outskirts · 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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