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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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Going direct

April 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on Going direct · 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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