Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to organise a party…..

Booze? More booze? Even MORE booze? And it’s not a REAL party unless EVERYONE overdoes it…..

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“But why “PMT”….?

A dad writes: “My annual pilgrimage to the shops is at Christmas. All I have to do is to get a gift for my wife, chosen expressly by our 9-year-old son. This year, my son could not be dissuaded from … Continue reading

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Evening View – Daido Moriyama – Tate Modern

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Sprechen Sie Du?

This is one of those Strange German Things. As an Ausländer, you’re in a parallel universe. And it depends on what sort of Ausländer you are. Look vaguely foreign and you’re likely to be addressed with Du in a friendly/patronising/dismissive … Continue reading

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To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When … Continue reading

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Scrooge is alive and well….

…in the UK workplace. Can’t have a real Christmas tree. Pine needles are hazardous. Can’t have tinsel. Dangerous. Can’t have sprinkles on cupcakes. Poisonous. The Chief Executive of Health and Safety said on Sky TV: “I’ve a real Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Tunes for a Tuesday – 25 December 2012

A Woman [Listen] We [Listen] Zombie City Shake [Listen] Jenny [Listen] Saddle in the rain [Listen] Perfectly Yours [Listen] Patiently [Listen] Pigeon [Listen] Uwaldina Y Juan Gonzales [Listen] Make you mine [Listen]

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“They won’t be expecting that….”

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The Holly and the ID

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