Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ceramic tiles

I had a very productive day at work today. While I managed to knock off seven Object records, I also bulked out quite a few People records. Here’s a taster… William Muir (1806-1888) was a Scottish engineer who travelled the … Continue reading

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For the love of whisky

First up, having been to the gym then walked the girls in the park, I set off for the Talking Newspaper, stopping off at Starbucks on the way (of course). There’s a new barista at Starbucks. Her name is Eily. … Continue reading

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Out damn gout

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, died today. He was 91. Paddington first appeared in 1958 and has featured in more than 20 books. The final Paddington book written by Michael Bond was published only last April. I felt … Continue reading

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Rain for a change

From BBC Radio 4: Announcer: It has been reported that the NHS is running on fumes. Some people beg to differ. Doctor: No, the NHS is not running on fumes. The fumes were in a box. The fumes have been … Continue reading

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Let the sunshine in

Today saw the return of our gardener, Dave. The idea is for him to come to us every two weeks to do the big jobs that we find impossible to keep on top of. By the end of the day … Continue reading

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Another one goes

Kerry left Starbucks today. I remember when she started and I commented on how gloomy she always was. From that point onwards I saw it as my mission to cheer her up. I like to think I managed to…a little … Continue reading

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Fully immersed

Hayley left Starbucks today. She was off to the pub after work today with Kerry to ‘celebrate.’ We, on the other hand, headed into London to be immersed in the most amazing show I think I’ve ever seen. It was … Continue reading

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A tour bus ate my hat

Cromwell Road, South Kensington is rather busy. There’s lots of traffic mostly consisting of tour buses, cabs and white vans. The traffic lights at Exhibition Road rarely give enough time to get across in one go which is always annoying … Continue reading

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The temp is always temp

The temperature dropped by ten degrees today. It seemed to be universally welcomed. Of course, they’ll all be claiming it’s too cold soon. As for me, I was far from cold as I pedalled like a maniac in the gym. … Continue reading

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In extremis

In this country, there is a real problem with the weather. In Autumn, the leaves obstruct trains and cause havoc on the railways. In the depths of Winter if it snows, it’s generally the wrong type and life just stops, … Continue reading

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