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Cheetah has died

December 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of the chimps used in the Tarzan movies has died aged 80 in Florida.  A couple of months ago I read the autobiography of Cheetah. It’s a funny and surprisingly [...]

The Grudge

December 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s difficult to hit someone. When I learned to fence we spent a whole session just getting using to poking swords at people like we meant it. It’s harder than [...]

The Fort 4/5

July 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

JUST FINISHED reading The Fort by Bernard Cornwell. It’s a true-life page turner set during the American War of Independence and Cornwell (famous for the Sharpe [...]

Roadworks forever

April 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Change is an essential part of the economy now. If we want to see continual improvements we will have to live with continual reconstruction.Our dream of constant progress [...]

They came with vans

March 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Co-op store at the end of our road is having a makeover and is going to be closed for a week. Yesterday they piled all the stock from the shelves into black plastic [...]