Monthly Archives: June 2011

Are You Water Tight?

The sun is blazing into my living room as I type. We are at that crazy time of year when the news headlines scream ‘drought!’, yet Wimbledon is delayed because of monsoon-like rains and Glastonbury is remembered as a mud … Continue reading

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In Through the Out Door

It should say ‘entrance’. Here in Blyth, one of the big pub chains (the one that sounds like a boxer *) has declared an interest in taking over a former cinema in the town centre that has lain derelict for many years. It will … Continue reading

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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Lukewarm and Curdled

When I was in the final stage of my school life and that big decision about which exams I would be taking had to be made, it was a no-brainer (although I don’t think that particular phrase was current at … Continue reading

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Seeking That Free Lunch

During my adolescence I took up smoking in a big way. I tried all of the popular brands of the day, such as Player’s No 6 (and No 10), Kensitas Club, Albany, Cadets and, in times of hardship, a life … Continue reading

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