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Another Mystery Bone For You To Identify

A while ago I posted a beachcombing of a bone found on the East Beach at Cromer, which my Friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham (who regularly entertains such images in his blog, Zygoma) identified as the humerus of a … Continue reading

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Last weekend the environs of North Norfolk were infested by played host to the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival. Cromer’s turn was Saturday, but I missed it as I was too busy in my shed listening to tapes … Continue reading

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A comment on Steve’s blog referring tangentially to one of my own effusions made me think of how many really great popular science books there are out there.. So, here’s an idea. Why not post a few of your suggestions, … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to highlight Zygoma, a great blog by my friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham. Among other things, he offers, every Friday, a mystery object the identity of which his readers can solve over the weekend. The object … Continue reading

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A Problem Shared

A friend of mine – I’m not allowed to blow their cover (and, if you’re asking, it’s not Professor Trellis of North Wales me) – is an Agony Relative for their local newspaper. This person has run out of problems … Continue reading

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Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Picturesque Seaside Town of Cromer

I’m really quite perplexed by the U. S. and A. In many ways it feels like home. Over the past 18 years or so I have visited the country dozens of times. I’ve worked there, and can well imagine living … Continue reading

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Local History

It is said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Last night’s three pints of Adnam’s Old Ale didn’t finish me off  – and neither did this morning’s hangover cure, a restorative and somewhat exfoliative march along the beach. … Continue reading

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Weigh In

This weekend I edged gracefully down to 19st 4lbs, or 270 lbs in old money, with a bit of finagling, and the discovery that the weighing machine’s rest position is half a pound more than zero. Being, as I am, … Continue reading

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Weigh In

Back on 20 April I announced to a quiverish world that I weighed 19st 7lb. Today, almost three weeks later, I weighed in at 19st 6lb. A paltry improvement – almost discouraging – but at least I wasn’t any heavier. … Continue reading

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You’ll See Less Of Me In Future

This Friday I shall be in my prime. Hmmm. The Prime of Mr Cromercrox Of Cromer. That is to say, I shall be 47, which is a prime number. QED. But far from espousing hopless fascist causes – or, at … Continue reading

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