Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cromer for the Continent …

We’ve decided – finally – where we’re going for our summer vacation. After much argument, deliberation, cogitation, mastication and prestidigitation, we’ve decided we’ll go to … … wait for it, wait for it … CROMER. If the past couple of … Continue reading

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Cromercrox In China: The Figured Stones of Chaoyang

I have been deluged by a request from a Dr S. S. of L√ľneberg for more pictures from my visit to China – of fossils, I assume. Now, one can’t just assail one’s readers (either of them) with random fossils. … Continue reading

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Cromercrox in China: Figured Stones

What is a fossil? Our word ‘fossil’ comes from the Latin verb fodere, which means ‘to dig’. A fossil, therefore, is something that’s dug up. This is a somewhat vague definition, as it could apply equally well to the bone … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance …

I’m reading the late Roy Jenkins‘ most excellent biography of Winston Churchill. Now, Churchill was famous for his energy, and for his ability to thunder rumbustiously around having had a very minimum of sleep. The rest of us need some … Continue reading

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Cromercrox Goes To China

It will not have escaped your notice that I’ve been away recently, traveling in the Middle Kingdom. Here are the bald facts about my visit. Being, as I am, a longtime scientific editor whose journal has published many scientific papers … Continue reading

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #54

The author of the best caption to the following will be deluged with the coveted OOFTUG (Order of the Unicycling Girrafe). I’ve added a caption to help start you off. ‘OK, OK, how about this – you stop banging on … Continue reading

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I’m Off

In just over an hour I’ll be leaving the Maison Des Girrafes, bound for China. If my propitiations to the Sons of Muspell and BA Cabin Crew have worked, I’ll get there on Monday morning. I can’t complain – it … Continue reading

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The Hunting Of The Snark

It all started when I was a kid. A cousin, a year or so older than me and scion of what I later learned was a very right-on family, termed his own view of the world as ‘intellectual politics’. The … Continue reading

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Party Election Broadcast by the Interwebz Party

¬† This General Election, like perhaps no other, has been conducted in cyberspace. As a loyal and registered member of the Conservative Party, I’ve been receiving ‘personally addressed’ emails from David Cameron, George Osborne, William Hague and Eric Pickles. I … Continue reading

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The Videography at the Maison Des Girrafes

My readers (both of you) will no doubt be aware that Crox Minor got a Flip video camcorder for her 12th birthday a few weeks back. She’s already filmed a family holiday in Paris at Easter. But this weekend just … Continue reading

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