Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Bunting won’t be wasted

Great news–we’ve made contact with Appleton Marsh and Doris may make a royal visit to Itchy Ankle after all! You can add your entreaties to Ms Brazil here or send her anything she may find it helpful to know about Itchy … Continue reading

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Engineer Porn

Regular readers of this blog will know that the Crone grew up in a home where every appliance and artefact had had its life artificially extended. The Crone’s father is an engineer and this, coupled with his youth in the … Continue reading

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The latest to Doris Brazil

The Crone fancies she has found a penpal, the excellent Doris Brazil from Appleton Marsh in the South of England. You can follow Doris’s activities here and catch up on the Crone’s latest outreach below (hope it doesn’t sound too … Continue reading

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See you at El Cid

The Crone has had a wonderful day in San Diego, thanks to Craig and Danny. Craig picked her up at the hotel in his cab this morning and got chatting on the way to the swap meet. “Why d’you want to … Continue reading

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In living technicolor

The Crone will soon be all singing and all dancing. She has invested in a Flip video and so this will soon be a multi-media blog. The last time the Crone was involved with moving pictures, she was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Fur coat and no knickers

The Crone is staying in a most peculiar hotel. As is the way with most hotels today, it is coming down with cushions, accent lighting and occasional tables (the Crone has never understood what these tables are on the occasions … Continue reading

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A bit of a worry

The Crone has been kept awake with worry: Kraft, the slicey cheese company,  has acquired Cadbury’s, makers of the Crone’s favorite chocolate. No good can possibly come of this. Cadbury chocolate-one of today’s great tastes Cadbury products were a staple of … Continue reading

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Not the Hilton–and all the better for that

All kinds of interesting experiences this weekend in the eastern part of North Carolina, where there is a whole lot of nothing at all, most of it boggy. The Crone has just booked into a motel where the patron asked: … Continue reading

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A proposal to twin Itchy Ankle with Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris Brazil, I am writing on behalf of the people of Itchy Ankle in the hope that you may be able to use your influence in Appleton Marsh: we would like to be twinned with you. Based on your … Continue reading

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The definitive list of everything that’s great about Northern Ireland

The Crone has been accused of hating on her homeland because of her recent bitter words about the province that gave the world Iris Robinson, the Titanic and DeLorean cars. In fact, she is very proud of her Northern Irish heritage and … Continue reading

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