Category Archives: Random

Don’t panic, don’t panic!!!

Last week it was a week away. Seemed like a lifetime. Suddenly, before you can say “They don’t like it up ’em!” we’re overrun by the imminent arrival of the weekend… (I know it’s only Tuesday, but that means only … Continue reading

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Tipping the scales

I hadn’t really thought it through properly, had I? It has been a long, hard battle; over twelve years and counting; to control the problem. No, not mice – the cats! When we moved into this house, whilst aware that … Continue reading

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HBO October schedule causes chaos

Well. That’s that mystery solved. You know. The one about my most visited page being completely unexpected, attracting an audience disinterested in anything else the blog had to say? Yeah. That one! Yesterday, HBO, that staple of American entertainment, published … Continue reading

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Reclaiming O’Shaughnessy for Roald Dahl

Ode Arthur O’Shaughnessy We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers And sitting by desolate streams; World losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers … Continue reading

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Do animals “feel”?

They say that animals don’t “feel”. Meet Blackie. At least that’s what we called her, as kids. It may even have been her real name, it’s been so long I’m no longer sure. That’s Eddy Miller on his rounds with … Continue reading

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Children playing with matches

I leave you alone for a week, and what happens? It was all very well allowing the children to shake the box… such a nice rattle noise to keep them amused for a while, and all… but who on earth … Continue reading

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The Problem With Mother

So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep … Continue reading

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