Monthly Archives: February 2013

Beauty back in time

A long time ago (about 40,000 years to be, sort of, precise) someone carved a bit of ivory into the form of a naked woman. The little figurine then laid in a cave waiting for someone to find it. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Telecommunication failure

The phone died today. Not for very long, it’s true. Actually it could have been dead since Monday night. All I know is that I picked it up to ring mum and dad and it was dead. No dial tone, … Continue reading

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Council splash

Mirinda had her book group today. She’s just finished reading a strange, Gothic novel called Zofloya published in 1805 and written by Charlotte Dacre. An odd book with an anti-heroine as the main character. I was scheduled to attend another … Continue reading

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15 years on

A few days ago (February 19) saw the passage of our 15 year anniversary of coming to Britain. Every year we go out and celebrate in some nice restaurant or other. Actually, we used to go to St John’s but, … Continue reading

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Salad Days indeed

Back at the beginning of December, I noticed there were a lot of very positive reviews for a new production of Salad Days that was being performed at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. Way back, at the dawning of my … Continue reading

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Visiting Britain

Back at work today. Fighting the half-term horrors was bad enough but negotiating the new system for collecting a cryptag was a right pain. It used to be that I would enter via the school’s entrance, catch the lift to … Continue reading

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Hearing voices

Yesterday morning I attended a voice workshop organised by the Talking Newspaper. Originally I was scheduled to go last week but the dreaded death flu put paid to that. So, Tony, very kindly, slotted me onto the second session. The … Continue reading

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El miércoles de la habitual cita nocturna

A few weeks ago, Mirinda’s DVD decided to take the world into its own hands and, at random moments during video playback, kept turning itself off. At first we thought it was one, individual DVD but this was easily proven … Continue reading

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Relegation zone

It would be extremely fair to say that the Shots have not performed very well so far this season. It all started well but the list of wins stopped growing well before Christmas. We are now sitting perilously close to … Continue reading

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The good life no more

Richard Briers died today. He was such a lovely, cuddly chap with an amazing twinkle in his eye. He’ll be very much missed. Radio 4 had Penelope Keith in the studio, chatting about him. They were great friends to the … Continue reading

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