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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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Through the looking glass

September 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Work

Back to work tomorrow after two days of training. Being on training courses is a strange and pleasant experience, like a verson of work through the looking glass. You are still in a corporate-branded environment but you need not even look at a computer all day. The food is the same as in the normal […]

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It pays to advertise

September 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics

One of the kids brought this home today.  Apparently they are tied to bus stops all over Broadfield. Can’t be an ill-advised election campaign poster because he is not up for election for a few years so one has to assume he has been out making friends again. I guess you have to be pretty […]

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Grounded

April 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life

It was a bit strange at work, not seeing a plane go past every few minutes as UK air space was closed to all traffic for the first time since, well, ever I think.  Nearly all traffic anyway, the Sussex air ambulance was still operational and I saw a single-engine light aircraft go over my […]

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Split Enz

April 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Music

Time to admit to a yet another area of ignorance, a blind spot that I now feel thoroughly ashamed of.   For some reason I looked up Split Enz on Wikipedia and found that they released 9 studio albums.  I thought they had only made one or two.

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Golden Brown – with a touch of grey

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Golden Brown – with a touch of grey · Music

Apparently the Stranglers will be playing at Glastonbury this year.  I was astonished to learn today that their drummer, Jet Black, is 71.  No wonder they decided to pack in touring.  I know it is a job you can do sitting down, but I still think it requires a lot of energy to play the […]

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Suzi Quatro

February 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Suzi Quatro · Music

Back to trivia even sooner than I expected…  while ferretting around in the odd corners of Spotify tonight I learned something interesting.  OK, maybe not interesting in the general definition, but I was interested.

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Baionarena

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Baionarena · Life, Music

After Christmas I treated myself to a couple of things on Amazon, notionally using some xmas money from Mum (happy birthday today BTW – 70 candles!).  Unfortunately they had not quite arrived when the snow fell and so they didn’t get delivered here until today, when the postman brought a huge backlog of mail – […]

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Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs · Music

When I finally caught up with reading Friday’s Guardian I learned something unlikely today in this article about what happened to several music acts that looked like being the next big thing but never were. Not only that but it gives me an excuse, as if one were needed, to put up a link to […]

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Well I never

July 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Well I never · Life

Uncyclopedia is supposed to be unreliable, so when it said that something was really true, I took it with a pinch of salt and double-checked on Wikipedia.  Knowing how Wikipedia is fallible I cross-checked with a few newspaper sources before coming to the conclusion that it was really true but… Abu Hamza’s real name is […]

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