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More pollution

I heard today that lifespans in Beijing are being shortened by about 5.5 years. Apparently, the reason for this is the pollution. Beijing has five million cars. But is it because of the cars that Beijing is so polluted? Some … Continue reading

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Bad Chinese

I guess the clue was when our dinner was delivered by a Schumanian instead of the usual Chinese chap. Of course, by then, it was too late. It’s a bit sad but the Colony Chinese restaurant delivered what would have … Continue reading

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Water logged pitch

At the beginning of the week, I had a text from Nicktor suggesting we go along to the Rec and lend our support to the Mighty Shots on New Years Day. The plan was for us to have lunch first … Continue reading

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Welling up

Up until the 19th century, Welling in Kent was a favourite haunt of highwaymen. They found great joy in concealing themselves in the heavy woodland that surrounded the town. The fact that Welling was also a big stopover for coaches … Continue reading

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Power shower

The pump on our shower has decided it doesn’t like being turned off. It is designed to come on and go off with the turning of the taps. A very handy design that, up until last night, worked splendidly. In … Continue reading

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Flutterbies and Cansfields

As I was chatting with mum and dad this morning on Skype, there was a lot of butterfly action on the hebe and buddleia. I managed to get a photo through the office window, which I sent to them (they … Continue reading

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Working hard

A while ago, we asked a guy to give us a quote for redecorating Nicktor’s room. He was the guy who wasn’t used to using email and it took ages for him to get back to us. Anyway, the day … Continue reading

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Clearly not a plan

Last night, in the cab back to Huddersfield, we tried to work out the plan for the morning. I suggested we just wake up when we wake up and all meet up in Costa at an appointed time. Frank was … Continue reading

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Cricket and the Damned

So, following our ridiculously early and sober night, I dragged myself out of bed and headed down to Costa for a breakfast coffee. Very civilised having a Costa on the doorstep. Eventually I hobbled (with my trusty cane) back to … Continue reading

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Listen carefully

Today was the fourth World Listening Day. And I don’t mean the American one that happens the day after Thanksgiving and is for old timers to vent their spleens about what happened to them in the war. No, this World … Continue reading

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