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Feels like

a Saturday

Feels like a Saturday morning but I am reliably informed it is only Wednesday. This is because we were at the …

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The jug of milk

I sat having breakfast, Weetabix with a banana and grapes, and stared at the milk jug. It’s a four pinter. Not as big as a six pinter but it still holds a goodly amount of milk. Whatever is in my …

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St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall

I’ve just returned early from an unfortunately rained out holiday to Cornwall.

I had won a camper rental for a week as part of a competition, always nice to win something. Not that it happens often.

Whilst the weather was …

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job lot of leeks

Anne bought a job lot of leeks, boy,
From a little chap down some dark alley.
He said, “These will last you for weeks, boy,
Since I’ve heard your Tref’s from the valley.”
But Trefor’s too posh for such things, …

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Mascot

At 1 o’clock the ground was already bustling with people as the mascot reported for duty. The parking attendant orchestrated. A room at the back of the club shop provided the kit for the day.

Yellow stewards bibs abounded. Black …

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Picture by Scott Murray

going off the rails?

At some point in the Eighties the artist, musician and writer, Bill Drummond hatched a plan to stand on a manhole in Mathew Street in Liverpool (home of Erics and The Cavern), while at the same

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For the record the first leaves fell today

For the record the first leaves fell today,
The first act of autumn
As the season holds sway,
The swath of russett, withering wound,
Scars the hedgerow, then lies bloodless on the ground.

The rake renews the grassy sheen
Though …

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Irish Telephone Exchange Areas

Claremorris
Clonmel
Cork
Dingle
Donegal
Drogheda
Dublin Central
Dublin North
Dublin South
Dundalk
Dungloe
Ennis
Ennistymon
Galway
Killarney
Killenaule
Killorglin
Kilmacthomas
Kilrush
Letterkenny
Limerick
Manorhamilton
Mhuine Beag
Mullingar
New Ross
Portumna
Rathmore
Roscommon
Sligo
Thurles
Tipperary
Tralee
Tyrellspass
Waterford
Westport…

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Breakfast calls.

first pot of the day, and the second

The full monty is in prospect including some fried potatoes seeing as I deliberately and with great foresight boiled too many last night. But first a reviving cup of tea.

I momentarily

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Electric Sub-Station

As you can just about see it is next to a Gents toilet. Never used it myself but I must go back and photograph it. The outside I mean of course! 🙂  

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VOGUE

Ralph Lauren and Jimmy Choo,
Louis Vuitton and Prada too.
The wonders of Tiffany,
A YSL epiphany.
See the Marc Jacobs catwalks,
Read the trend debates and talks.
Heels to die for,
Dresses girls cry for.
The do’s and dont’s,…

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Summer draws gently to a close

Today I had the first sense that summer is coming to an end. This morning there was a slight edge to the air when I went swimming at around 6.45am. This evening I put a fleece on to go out …

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The jolly man in the red bow tie

 

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Winhill

Winhill walk

Good day walking with the Sheffield crowd. Went up Winhill. Left them at 5ish as they were about to continue. I had a 2 hour drive home so quit at a sensible time. Thence to the West End

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oo la la carte

MENU DE SOIR, Plats chauds, Cocktails, Porto, Champagne, Plats du Jour, Sorbets, Crème glaces, desserts, croques, SALADES, patissierie, café – thé

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The fridge runner

The extreme sport of fridge running as demonstrated at the Lincoln 10k race. Fridge running is a latter day phenomenon, largely because the refrigerator is a relative new invention in the timeline of the modern era. One hundred years ago, …

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3rd Law Part 62 – the sun sets another time

Classified ads.

Berth wanted

Aspiring world traveller would like berth in boat headed for exotic shores. Adventure welcome. Prefers to avoid pirates.

A few clarifications will be useful here. Skegness does not count as an exotic shore. Neither does Clacton …

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A full complement of

colourful coats

Tiring day on our feet at the Huawei Connect show. V pleasant lunch in a private room looking out onto the river. See vid for the audervs (spelin intenshunal). 32 degrees out so air con was essential. Sat

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Tequila’s

Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff … ?

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