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Lament for the key of L

A week after the oven decided it was shuffling off this mortal coil or – to be more accurate – its heating element, an unfortunate late night proof-reading cocoa-meets-keyboard incident has left me angsting over the possibility of yet another … Continue reading

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Life is just…

… a bowl of cherries? Something strange has been happening on the streets of South London.  Something I very much doubt George Gershwin had in mind when he penned his ode to lightening up and slowing down.  And yet, it … Continue reading

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Blag City Bloggin’

I popped into PC world earlier to purchase a Kylie-style headset suitable for Skyping… figured I’d be able to pick one up for around £9.99, max. £14.99.  Turns out the cheapest was £19.55.  So after much humming and haring, I … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolution? Vive la différence!

While some  virtuous souls are pounding the post-Christmas cross-trainer with the kind of zeal previously accorded to lifting the lid on the Cadbury’s Roses,  in a chi-chi corner of NW3 I’m being plied with gourmet salt butter caramel sauce and … Continue reading

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The dead wood stage

The other day I came across an old email in which I’m regaling a male friend with the trials and tribulations of my Sunday.  I was making the point that whilst his routinely revolved – and probably still do – … Continue reading

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Hot and bothered

I’m staggered that in the aftermath of the heroic, death-defying rescue of the 33 Chilean miners (go, Chile, go!), it appears to be beyond the wit of Transport for London to regulate the temperature in their new (note: new) rolling … Continue reading

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The grass isn’t always greener

“Delightful!” I mutter drily, perusing the local rag.  Just as house prices have plummeted, burglaries have risen exponentially thanks in part – the article alleges – to a greater emphasis by police on vice.  Momentarily a nostalgic vision of Soho … Continue reading

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