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Gibraltar: Pillar of Hercules.

   I have been tricked. I thought Gibraltar was a rock, but discovered that in fact it is made of Swiss cheese, so presumably it’s a meteor made of the same stuff as the moon. Apparently there are 27 miles … Continue reading

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I’m beginning to get irritated by FAQs. Recently I bounced into a site’s FAQ section and got stuck reading them all. Compelling reading it isn’t, yet fear drove me to scan the lot in case the answer to number 63 … Continue reading

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Drowning in Zeds

I am in the clutches of Morpheus. No, not in the grip of morphine, or any other drug for that matter other than caffeine, but I am being overtaken by the God of Sleep. Doubtless  I have caught this Rip van Winkle tendency … Continue reading

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Woman or Wombat?

Currently I am in fully editing mode, as I wrestle my old school magazine to the ground. Last year I worked as half of the team, this year I am the sole editor. I was looking back affectionately over the … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Earl Grey

Writing this as my next book might suit me to a tea. Not that I’m copy-catting or stealing an idea. I like to think of it as capturing the zeitgeist. The 50 Shades revolution has made me think hard about … Continue reading

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Blog Hop

  …although Blog Hog or Blop Hop sound better…  The game is on!  I’m delighted that this game of tag is of the sitting down variety as my skills at the physical type vanished when I was about twelve. I’ve … Continue reading

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Brain Fever

Exams loom, so I’m currently trying to help my 16-year-old revise. The main two problems are: A. He’s a boy, and B: Our brains are neither physically nor psychically connected, so I can read/talk/research as hard as I like, but his … Continue reading

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Haggis Semi-urban

Following my last haggis blog, several people pointed out that my knowledge of haggii was clearly double that of the general population as I knew two facts about delicious meat and oat animals and most people  only know one. This … Continue reading

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Haggis Vulgaris

We went out to dinner last night to an Italian restaurant which was very positive for my joie de vivre (or gioia di vivereaccording to Google translate) but also very positive for the calorie count. With a stab at being … Continue reading

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Flaming Olympics

Watching the Winter Olympics has proved to be an efficient way of working out which sports I will never play. Flinging myself headfirst down a narrow ice tube at 80 mph on a tin tea tray somehow doesn’t cut it. … Continue reading

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