Category Archives: Domesticrox

Adiabatic

Britain is presently swaddled under a thick cloud of pollution. This, we are told, has been caused by a mixture of regular industrial and motor exhaust, spiked with a lot of sand from the Sahara Desert. Yesterday Cromer laboured under … Continue reading

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Anneliditely

You probably won’t believe this, it being 1 April and all, but I have literally just taken delivery of 250 live worms. Mrs Crox ordered them to replenish our wormery, which was looking a bit tired, many of its inhabitants … Continue reading

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The Cupcakes of Mitosis

Tomorrow, Crox Minor is having a bake sale in aid of her favourite charity Children of Peace. This afternoon she and Mrs Crox made loads of cupcakes … some of them on the theme of mitosis. Here are two cupcakes, … Continue reading

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Ceci N’Est Pas Un Oeuf

I know Spring really is here when the Cromer Poultry Great War Re-Enactment Society lays the first egg of the year. This is it. As I don’t know which particular member of the CPGWRS laid this particular egg, I shall … Continue reading

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Medicine and Maths

As you both know, Crox Minor wants to become a surgeon, and some time ago she announced that what she most wanted to do to celebrate her 16th birthday was to go to London and visit the Hunterian Museum at … Continue reading

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Repair Newie

Cromer is pulling itself together after last December’s storm surge. When the Canes croxorum and I took advantage of the sunshine earlier today to investigate, we found that the beach huts were, in general, assuming a more upright state, though … Continue reading

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The Great War Remembered #2

‘Standing Orders, Poussin-en-Corbeille, 1917′ by the Cromer Poultry Great War Re-Enactment Society. While we’re on the subject of the Great War, I’d recommend the BBC Mini-Series 37 Days to War, which you can view on the BBC iPlayer, but probably … Continue reading

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Writing Spaces

At the beginning of his memoir Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, Spike Milligan wrote After Puckoon I swore I’d never write another book. This is it. I know, I know, I swore I wouldn’t, either. But the temptation … Continue reading

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Apples for Sir Isaac

You might remember (either of you) that last summer I paid a visit to the old Norwich Fire Station, which was, back then, just about to be converted into the Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, a sixth-form college devoted to … Continue reading

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The Great War Remembered #4

“The Last Post, Confits-De-Canards, 1916″, by the Cromer Poultry Great War Re-Enactment Society.

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