Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sporting ailments

I have been swimming quite frequently recently and have managed to get an ailment that, despite its cause, is called athletes foot. What with the Olympics and this ailment I started to wonder why some sports get labelled with particular … Continue reading

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The most obscure/hardest quiz ever!

I buy The Times quite regularly, in part because of the games included, crosswords etc. I find some of the puzzles just beyond me. I can’t even make a start on The Listener Crossword that appears on Saturday. Even looking … Continue reading

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Bikes, Brecon and Beach

I just had to take the bike out, on Monday, for a trip to the post office a few kms away. It was a lovely day and I pondered Wiggins’s success as I “powered” my way there. Arriving at my … Continue reading

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Is there an opposite to “Civil Partnership”?

I caught a great edition of “I’m sorry I haven’t a clue” last night. It had some very funny Uxbridge English – new definitions. Here are a few Symmetry – a very neat and rather regimented graveyard Tendentious – five … Continue reading

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Chickens, Rhossili and “Alots”

I keep an informal tick list of birds seen in the garden at home. This weekend I have had to add a species that I thought would never appearĀ Gallus domesticus. Yes, on Saturday morning two chickens wandered into our garden … Continue reading

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Chamonix video clip

Reading a recent blog about Chamonix in the summer reminded me of a tremendous and truly frightening video clip I saw recently. It was filmed on the Brevent in Chamonix and covers ground I recognise very well but not when … Continue reading

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Cameron Macmillan

About 30 years ago I used to visit second hand bookshops quite regularly and bought old books based mainly on age and appearance. Mostly these books have been moved with us from house to house only taken out of bookshelves … Continue reading

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