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The New Choir

It wasn’t ideal to have consecutive weekends with trips out to concerts, but that’s how it turned out. We had complimentary tickets to The New Choir‘s concert in Oxford, as R had supplied photography for the concert posters and programme. … Continue reading

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O vos insipientes mortales

I headed in to London yesterday afternoon to meet up with R, who had been to the Scythian exhibition at the British Museum. Prior to the concert we had a meal at Erebuni – a Russian/Armenian/Georgian restaurant near Barbican. I … Continue reading

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Terroir

Book Review: The Apple Orchard – The Story Of Our Most English Fruit, by Pete Brown I picked this up almost a year ago in the work book sale. The apple tree here (most likely a Bramley) fruits heavily every … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Cookbooks

Book Review: The Plagiarist in the Kitchen, by Jonathan Meades When I saw this in the work book sale, I reached straight for it, no questions asked, as I knew it was already on my wish list. Imagine, if you … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I was hesitant about booking a holiday in Portugal in mid-June, but was persuaded to go ahead. We had a good time – eventually – although, really, much of it was too hot for me; generally into the 30s and … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Well, 2016 has been rubbish, but let’s try and pick out some more positive things from the year: Fiction – Doctor Who – Shada, by Gareth Roberts / Douglas Adams Non-Fiction – 1946 – The Making of the Modern World, … Continue reading

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Perhaps last week was a good week to be away. The shootings in Orlando, the killing of Jo Cox, and the derailment of a train outside Paddington station all impacted on me in a bad way. After last year’s holiday … Continue reading

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