Monthly Archives: May 2011

A century

The title is not a reference to yesterday’s amazing win by the English cricket team at Cardiff…although it was pretty amazing and I wish I’d been there on the last day. No, the title refers to the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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All is well

Today I trundled off to the Globe to join the Weasels in our usual Gentleman’s Box, this time to see Shakespeare’s comedy, All’s Well That Ends Well. Not that the day started so well. My plan was to catch a … Continue reading

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Twinned pairs

It was a plug that had been put in the wrong slot by the engineer on Monday. The engineer who arrived today at about 8:30 found the problem by eliminating everything bit by bit and replacing each bit with another … Continue reading

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And so it goes on

Still without any Internet at home. I was called by the escalated level person yesterday afternoon and was told an engineer would come out on Saturday morning and fix it. Although I told the guy that someone had already ascertained … Continue reading

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South Bank-by-Sea

As I walked across Hungerford Bridge, I was greeted by the unusual sight of a row of beach huts extending alongside the Thames on South Bank. It all looked very summery with miles of bunting and hordes of people taking … Continue reading

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Repetition

I had a wonderful time on the telephone after returning from the shops. In case it’s not obvious, I’m being sarcastic. It happens all the time when I have to ring BT – fortunately not something I’ve had to do … Continue reading

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Super fast dead

Yesterday I had to stay in from 1 to 6, waiting for the man from BT to come and upgrade our Internet connection to the new super fast model. When he did arrive he was more boy than man. He … Continue reading

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Healthy Scepticism

Tonight was our second Humanist meeting. I can report that it was about a million percent better. In fact, I’m pretty sure my wife would say that there’s really no comparison. Actually, she even asked a question! Great stuff it … Continue reading

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Total carnivore

Lamb is easily my favourite roast. Of course it has to be accompanied by roast potatoes and my own special gravy. As a celebratory dinner it’s pretty high on the list. Of course, we were going to visit St John’s … Continue reading

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Active service

Today was my first day back at the Science Museum after a month. And quite a few things have changed. Actually, if I was to avoid any exaggeration, two things have changed. Firstly Exhibition Road. The pedestrianization has progressed to … Continue reading

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