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A surfeit of superlatives

Did you see it?! The London 2012 opening ceremony was amazing, stunning – superb. From Blake’s “green and pleasant land”… …to the dark satanic mills… … to the forging of the Olympic rings… The opening sequence was out of this … Continue reading

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A diamond in the rough

Does anyone else think of the little geezer from the beginning of Aladdin when they hear that phrase? But this isn’t about any genies, lamps or talking carpets -just a day at work 🙂 I was editing all last week … Continue reading

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Highs and lows

You could say that today’s not been a bad day. But before that, as a snippet of the weirdness that is my life, there was yesterday. I had a council meeting after work. Not a good start, especially as I’d … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

A lady at work and I suddenly realised we had three good reasons to be cheerful today. 1) it’s Friday, 2) it’s payday and 3) this time two years ago, there was a foot of snow on the ground – and … Continue reading

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Football, fruit and firewalking

I had a busy day yesterday, involving this: I went to see Charlton (my football team) play Fulham in the FA Cup. A friend of mine’s a Fulham season ticket-holder and as soon as the draw was made, he rang to see … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the Buzz Lightyear

The good is that I’ve had four days off. Four beautiful gold and blue autumn days. Time to ride, time to potter, time to make delicious breakfasts Cooked grated carrot and chopped apple, mixed with oats, egg white, flax seed and … Continue reading

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First frost

I suppose it’s lucky to get to November 15 without any frost but still. There it was this morning, all twinkly and innocent – and cold as feck. Ransacking the car in an unsuccessful search for an ice scraper, giving … Continue reading

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Running scared

I remember once thinking I was going to be good at running. I was at school and I’d just finished the 100m in under 11 seconds. My brief period of glory was cut short, however, when I was told I’d started … Continue reading

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One good turn…

Something weird happened to me this afternoon. I was driving along when I saw a Shetland pony loose at the end of a drive. I turned round, got out and managed to lead it back in by its mane. The … Continue reading

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