Category Archives: humour

It’s A Sign

When I was a child a new set of street signs came out, following one of those Commissions that are beloved of governments who give sinecures to old white males who might otherwise have opinions and voice them. My favourite … Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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A Musical Interlude

There are three bloggers who may well unfollow me shortly, at least until they reach the end of this post – assuming they still follow me just now, of course; I’m exposing the gargantuan size of my ego by assuming … Continue reading

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Being Modern

I have a Hive. It’s an app thingy attached to a box that sits in the hall and means I can control the heating and hot water remotely. It’s neat and easy to use. I’m pretty taken with it. The … Continue reading

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Seminar Life: The 10 characters found in a lecture hall

I sat in a seminar today. Run by some cheery people from Companies House who look after all limited companies set up in England and Wales they took new directors through their liabilities and responsibilities in a clear and confident … Continue reading

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One of those things…

I went shopping a couple of days ago. Having done the bagging up and paying bit I decided to have a cup of coffee before heading home. The cafe attached to the store is a couple of notches up from … Continue reading

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Somethings are too good not to share…

There are cliches for every occasion. A picture is as good as a thousand words. You shouldn’t burden the children with the sins of the father; or, indeed vica versa. Someone is a chip off the old block. All of … Continue reading

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