Monthly Archives: July 2008

>This I need – Runkeeper

>   Out in the vineyards giving Leg 2.0 a workout the other morning and I said to Mrs jb: “Instead of this stupid little pedometer that tells you sod all, what I’d find useful would be a GPS device … Continue reading

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>Tunes for a Tuesday – 29 July 2008

>   The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Coming Home For Christmas from That’s Christmas The Particles  – Dresses and Shoes from The Particles AnthologyA New Funky Generation Feat. Marika – Lubumba ’98 from Café Del Mar Vol. 5The Grimethorpe … Continue reading

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>No point crying over spelt beer

> Spelt (Triticum spelta) is a species of wheat that flourished from the Bronze Age to medieval times and then faded away to become a relict crop. It’s still grown quite widely around these parts – the German name is … Continue reading

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>Don’t ask me …..(about "Kana")

> This is just too good to miss – a 1980’s Estonian advert for a Chicken McNuggets slurry that you stuff with something and then coat with chunks of something and then devour with pleasure. But doesn’t that chook look … Continue reading

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Happiness is…..

….finding this book. We had a lot of cricket books in our house. A few novels – C.S. Forester (of whom Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, “I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know.”) and Nevil Shute – but … Continue reading

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>Yeah, but what tune?

> “What a deal”, I thought. Reduced in price AND extra functions. Couldn’t work out where to fit the batteries, though, and I pressed all manner of buttons without getting a sound out of them, so I asked the shop … Continue reading

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>Out of the mouths of babes….

> Luzie looks as if butter – or in this case, beetroot – wouldn’t melt in her mouth. Don’t bet on it. Granny’s birthday today and Grandad’s boss popped in for a cup of coffee. Everyone’s chatting away, kids are … Continue reading

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>A touch of grey

> Had one of those birthdays a while back and – while I’m nowhere nearly in the same league as Methuselah Whatley (“I am a man of great age”…) – you do start become aware of your own mortality. Especially … Continue reading

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>Crikey, I thought…

> …they REALLY must want to get rid of this stuff. But I think I’ll wait until it’s reduced again. So if this is Phase Eight of the sales, the next one would be Phase Nine, no?

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>Hardly at all….

> Booked ahead the other week to take The Mob out to quite a nice restaurant. Being The Mob, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely which occasionally involves an ever-so-slight increase in the db level. Waitress turns up after a bit … Continue reading

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