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I finally found a beer that I just can’t drink

Decades ago when I was a student there was a not-as-uncommon-as-one-might-prefer drink available in the Student’s Union called a “Frogbite”. My memory is a little vague (I wonder why?) but if I recall correctly it was a pint of Snakebite … Continue reading

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Why do Hermes still exist?

The world being the way it is, we’ve probably had more deliveries than usual this winter. Quite a number of them have, sadly, been misdelivered by Hermes. Some have merely been several days late on a “next day” or “48 … Continue reading

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New wheels on my wagon

For my sins, I usually drive a twelve year old Ford Fiesta that I acquired three or four years ago. It’s the Titanium model and was originally supplied with 16″ alloy wheels and low-profile tyres. There seems to be quite … Continue reading

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I suspect a “brushing” scam

Someone I know (not me, honest) received this item in the post today. No return address or indication of the sender or vendor. I suspect it might be connected with a “brushing” scam, in which case other than the usual … Continue reading

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B&Q 90mm “Hi-Flow” shower drain doesn’t flow

We’ve had one of these hi-flow shower drains in our en-suite shower for a few years now, and it’s been an absolute nightmare. It seems to block up literally every week and can’t flow sufficient water to stop it building … Continue reading

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A new fungus on me

A couple of days ago whilst out in the garden I noticed a strange fungus in the grass that I’ve never seen before. Turns out their common name is “earth tongues”. Other mushrooms are quite common in our lawns, but … Continue reading

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One final trip down memory lane for the moment

This photo probably dates from the very early 1970s. I’m still just as scruffy, and still wear shorts much of the time (though the weather here over the last few days is making me question if I can stand doing … Continue reading

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Recently rediscovered…

…at the back of a cupboard, the Casio fx-550 calculator that got me through my O- and A-Levels. I think this replaced a Texas Instruments TI-30 that eventually died. I think it must be close to forty years old, though … Continue reading

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Surely the BBC is better than this?

This is a still from a video on the BBC News site about Ruth Bader Ginsberg lying in state. Somehow I expected better of the BBC. I’m shocked that such poor English made it to the website without someone spotting … Continue reading

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The end of an Era

I must post the full story of these events some time because it beggars belief, but after an engineer visited on Friday we no longer have a “whirly wheel” electricity meter. I think in fact that it may well be … Continue reading

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