Monthly Archives: May 2011


And in other news, word has reached mes oreilles that the authorities in a small country far away of which we know very little have banned the sale of Marmite, a popular English comestible. For those of you who are … Continue reading

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And in other news, the Maison des Girrafes is in the process of becoming a Palazzo. The new East Wing is built, though what with one thing and another I haven’t gotten as far with the new kitchen as I’d … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #49

This example kindly sent in by railways enthusiast Mr O. E. of Derby, who spotted it at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth. The question is whether one goes for Extra Ladies or Additional Ladies. So much choice: so little … Continue reading

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When I was about five years old, I remember reading a book in the school library called You Will Go To The Moon. This was the 1960s, when the Space Race was being run, and everyone was space crazy (well, … Continue reading

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Well, that’s over. What’s ‘that’, I hear you cry? Ah, well, ‘that’ was the referendum last week in which the voters in the U. of K. were invited to decide whether they’d like to elect members of parliament in the … Continue reading

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About a year ago I had a mid-life crisis. Now, popular wisdom has it that men having mid-life crises should buy red sports cars and have affairs with younger women. As for the first – I am quite happy with … Continue reading

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When I was about five or six I came down with measles. I can’t remember if it was the first or second time I had it (yes, I am one o’ them okkered buggers to have caught it twice), but … Continue reading

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