Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tea for two.

Or twenty, for that matter. Holds 5 litres, held by potter Doug Fitch. Bought it here, he made it here, picked it up here. Did I think it was this big? No Does it detract from my enjoyment of it? … Continue reading

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Welbeck Game

The Welbeck Farm Shop next to the Harley Gallery (and the Dukes Gardening Centre, who cheerfully informed me that they had no customer service staff working so they couldn’t help me when I asked for Corydalis plants, but that’s another … Continue reading

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I just bought myself

…a birthday present. Not that it’s my birthday, of course….

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I was SURE…

…that W.H. Smith used to sell books…

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The more things change…..

….the more they stay the same.George Best was an exquisitely talented football (soccer) player  for Manchester United and Northern Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. A seriously flawed and easily influenced personality, he was once quoted as saying “I spent … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut wrote to the people of Iraq

“At the beginning of democracy,  a bit of genocide and ethnic cleansing is quite okay. After a hundred years, you have to let your slaves go. And, after a hundred and fifty years, you have to let your women vote..” … Continue reading

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A friend of mine used to say….

….”There are about 100,000 really smart people in America and they run the place” Which explains this little gem. In the mornings store staffers at the Apple Store use an iPhone leveling app called “Simply Angle” to precisely set each … Continue reading

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Tunes for a Tuesday. Or a Wednesday, for that matter – 20 June 2012

Kindje van God – Spinvis – 2 Meter Sessies – Het Beste van 1987-2009 [Listen] This Is London – Don McGlashan – Warm Hand [Listen] Banguela – Miriam Maria – Putamayo Presents: Brazilian Groove [Listen] Keep Your Head Held High … Continue reading

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