Monthly Archives: June 2010


I was looking at my old desert boots and thinking how resonant they are as subject matter; Van Gogh’s rendering of those battered conveyances is just too much on the pathos – they look like their owner wore them for … Continue reading

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This one could run

The runner beans have taken the next stage of their journey. T did all the work apart from the vouvouzela construction which I built myself. Looking good, no?

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They’re not very good, butt

here are some England World Cup Jokes. The England team visited an orphanage in Cape Town today. “It’s heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope,” said Jamal, aged six. That one is about as good as it … Continue reading

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FT 1(2)-4

We could have been awarded two of those phantom goals that only go into the side netting like happened at Watford and still have lost. That was a right pasting. Elsewhere, here and here, others in the blog’s personal collection … Continue reading

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The miracle of seeds

Here they are and two weeks ago they were only this. Amazing.

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World Cup Watch

“We regretted the impact it had. But we were in such a state that sometimes, for love, you can do clumsy gestures.” Thierry Henri reflects on the decision of the French players to go on a training strike. What a … Continue reading

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Something very exciting has happened

T came up to the office about two weeks ago and asked what were these runner bean seeds still doing here. I looked at them. They were quite dusty. ‘I’m germinating them until you to do genius things with compost,’ … Continue reading

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