Archive for July, 2011

and breathe…

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Well the final phase of pack-unpack-wash-repack-in-bigger-case is well and truly underway and I shall be leaving for Cambridge after lunch, having dashed back from Oxford last Wednesday to a patiently waiting sea of lovely gentlemen with the net result being that today has been my first much-needed day off for a week. Gosh. Oxford (as […]

onward ho!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

And I post this morning from the first of three trains on my interminably long journey to Oxford; I am scheduled to arrive shortly after lunch and whilst the remainder of the afternoon is resolutely spoken for, I am hoping to wander over to the cinema this evening, just in case the bare five hours […]


Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

No not me, obviously. Having just heard the dreadfully sad news of the death of Amy Winehouse at her home a few hours ago, I would like to express my shock and sorrow at the loss of a great British talent and also extend my condolences to her family, such as they are. Wherever Amy […]

here comes the rain again…

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Apologies for the slight lapse, but it’s been something of a frenetic week! In addition to a steady stream of eager gentleman callers from all corners of the globe, I have taken the bull by the horns and not only attended a long overdue eye test for some new spectacles (those who have witnessed me […]

it’s the end of the world as we know it…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

And it’s gone, for now at least (well, until the near-identical replacement arrives) and never was a departure more welcome. The still-emerging antics of an indeterminate number of News International employees have done the job for all of us who objected to this squalid, scabrous rag well before the current outcry, since amongst the tawdry […]

a is for…

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Tonight’s post is brought to you from my overly warm but otherwise surprisingly charming Newcastle digs, boasting as they do excellent linen, a large, comfortable bathroom from which I entertained the idea of beginning this posting had the marble surrounding the bath been a touch wider, and a refrigerator replete with FREE bottled water, orange […]

fangs for the memories (sorry)…

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Well, Killer Tooth has been purposefully yanked (I’d forgotten the creaking, splintery-wood noise it makes is by far the worst bit) earlier today, and the weird anaesthetic (which I had also forgotten about, including the side effect known as fat-lip that is now beginning to disappear but earlier spoilt my consolation gingerbread man somewhat, by […]

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