Monthly Archives: March 2017

I can only draw stick figures!

There were lots of school kids at the Horniman Museum today, armed with clipboards and pencils, trying to draw various stages of evolution. They were all quite small though not small enough to step over. Mind you, they weren’t that … Continue reading

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Jane’s pincushion wit

A while ago, Mirinda noticed that there was planned a recital at Chawton House Library. Naturally I was ordered to book a couple of tickets. And tonight was the night. Of course being a Thursday, Mirinda had to make sure … Continue reading

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When evil visited London

This morning Mirinda had a breakfast meeting at the Houses of Parliament. This afternoon a subhuman creature visited the Houses of Parliament leaving behind a number of dead in his wake. Fortunately this subhuman creature was put down very quickly. … Continue reading

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Goals for glory

Tonight we went to Aldershot to see them play Dagenham & Redbridge. While the day had been glorious, the night was to prove wet and cold. Nicktor managed to leave work at a reasonable hour and picked me up from … Continue reading

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1917-2017

A woman on the train, sitting opposite me, was happily crunching away on her fresh salad, unaware of the pain she was causing me. When she stopped and put the lid back on the plastic container, a huge tsunami of … Continue reading

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It’s only rock ‘n roll

Chuck Berry died today. He was 90. Apart from the fact that, if pressed, I’d have figured he’d probably died decades ago, it means that rock and roll is less than 90 years old. I’ve never been a Chuck Berry … Continue reading

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Dad of the year

There was a short piece on Radio 4 the other day about how OFSTED has marked down a load of primary schools (primarily in Wales), not because of failing grades or attendance or teaching ability but because they don’t have … Continue reading

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3000 and 5

This post marks my 3,000th post. Overall (which includes 34 posts not by me) there are 1,731,220 words on my blog. Taking the average number of words from the overall posts and the overall words, I have written approximately 1,711,818 … Continue reading

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Chat on buses

It seems to me that the majority of polite conversations on short bus trips consist of cliches, non-aphorisms and meaningless weather observations. Today I caught a bus across to Haslemere to have lunch with Dawn and, being the middle of … Continue reading

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Nova Fidel Valentine

I was in the chemist this morning replenishing Mirinda’s depleted and essential drug supply, when I overheard this woman tell the shop assistant about the birth of a baby. I don’t know whose baby but it wasn’t either of the … Continue reading

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