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Trailblazing across the pampas

(Readers of my other blog will recognise the reference to South American grasslands.) Harvey will usually bark at anybody who dares to walk past the house or park on the road, yet he’s currently stretched out on the settee happily … Continue reading

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Chilli nuts? No, nut chilli

Chilli nuts are a very nice bar snack, available in most good pubs. Nut chilli, on the other hand, is something else completely! I’ve had half a bag of mixed nuts in the cupboard for a while. It only contained … Continue reading

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You were called…

I am absolutely fed up with the kebab waffling, spliff smoking, camel shagging towel heads who keep ringing up claiming to be from Talk-Talk and telling me I have a problem with my broadband. I’ve tried being rude to them. I’ve tried being … Continue reading

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Saturday night in town

It has been quite a long time since I ventured into Sandbach town centre on a Saturday night. The place has a reputation for trouble from (mainly) younger drinkers but I stayed well clear of the noisy pubs they tend to … Continue reading

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Waiting for a train

11:35 ex Blaenau Ffestiniog then 12:53 Llandudno Junction to Chester. Both fine. 13:55 Chester to Crewe… NO. Full and standing, told to wait for the 14:35. 14:35 Chester to Crewe… NO. Also full and standing, so I asked “customer services” what they were … Continue reading

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Waiting for a bus

Yesterday morning I took Harvey to the vet’s to get his toenails cut. We missed the 10 o’clock bus and had to wait for the half past, which was running late. This made us late for the appointment but the … Continue reading

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An old idea revisited

I have no idea how to download a video from YouTube, amend the sound track, then repost it… So… Click on the embedded video below and use the slider switch to kill the sound. Then click on this link (opens … Continue reading

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A big gap

I called in at the Wheatsheaf, a “quintessential British gastropub” (according to its claim), on my way home from work. More out of curiosity than anything else, just to see how pretentious it is. I was met at the door by … Continue reading

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Impromptu pub crawl

Internet dating is fine in theory but when you’re sat on a cold bus station waiting for your phone to ring the theory begins to wear thin. Anyway, after a while I gave up and decided that I wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Double nines knockout

What a nail biter! The Midland played against the Commercial in the final of the nines knockout last night. At the end of the singles it was three games each. The Comm won the first doubles, I was sat near … Continue reading

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