Monthly Archives: December 2009

Useable post incuding helpful seasonal tip: Don’t forget to stock up on pig

Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life says, On the morning after, it’s a bacon sandwich you’re looking for. ‘Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over-indulgence. … Continue reading

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Is it unmanly to have a tear in the eye?

Having double-done my duty in springing Ben the Hat from his in-laws on Boxing Day, I’ve only just got round to seeing this race (our planned trip to Market Rasen was called off due to frozen ground, I therefore emergency-found … Continue reading

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The Freewheelin’ b&w Dylan

Trust me, it’s as cold as it looks up at Winterton dunes. Back home it’s a struggle to get out of bed, where I can stay snug with Dylan tucked in beside me keeping my legs warm while I read … Continue reading

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Following the football with my father

I came in from walking Dylan round Whitlingham Broad just as the second half of the Hull-Man United match was getting underway. Imagine my surprise to find Pops watching the game: he has no interest in football whatsoever. ‘Watching the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Dylan was well pleased to see the back of him, but I miss him, and he played a big part in our year, so let’s hear it for Lemon, who I happen to know will be enjoying a rather good … Continue reading

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Wildlife Award Winning Picture Cries Wolf

I heard this story on Radio 4 this evening while I was cooking and was so intrigued I went to search the picture. The report below is taken from the Telegraph’s report. It doesn’t quite say the same as the … Continue reading

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Two-for-one special by request

Makemeadiva from On wishes and horses wanted to see Hendrix, and I know that Old Stokie is missing the rectangles. If we were entirely honest we were expecting something more Classic Rock God Pose With Guitar from this one. Along … Continue reading

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Mr Pastry on Ice

This is Richard Lewis Hearne, aka Mr Pastry, the first man to have his own children’s tv show live from the studios at Anglia. He played ‘a bumbling old man with a walrus moustache in a black suit or raincoat’. … Continue reading

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Ice Sculpture Trail

All around Norwich city centre for one day only and a very appropriate pre-chilled day they chose for it. The Ice Dancers, tribute to Strictly Come Dancing? No, a ballroom used to be here.

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The rectangulation

seems to have run its course and to be having the effect on certain blogees that installations of dismembered dolls, pubic hair and the top off an old babies’ bottle has on me. So instead of a rectangle here is … Continue reading

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