Monthly Archives: May 2012

Growing good ‘uns

The uncharitable might consider it little more than practice for the chain gang, but I am prepared to see it as filial loyalty, and love of both hard work and the outdoors. Hansel and the Handsome Prince have spent this … Continue reading

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Baby Overboard

Hansel was wheeling his first barrow-load of dirt of the long weekend when he discovered the baby bird. The fledgling blue jay was cowering beside the recycling bin, too young to fly away. That explains the scream (surely their collective … Continue reading

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Finding the Love in Clover

My grandmother, although naturally curious, was a stranger to Google. Age and infirmity kept her away from the keyboard, and meant she left this life with unanswered questions about red clover. My Gran liked red clover and I thought of her when I noticed … Continue reading

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Disco Dancing In Heaven

Down here, it has been a bad week for disco, but up above St Peter and the others are looking forward to Saturday night,  for now they have Donna Summer and Robin Gibb to swell the celestial choir. Paul, Andy … Continue reading

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Not plenty more fish in the sea.

  Ok, your help is needed. If you are reading this blog before 7am Eastern on May 10, 2012, immediately go to this link and watch Dan Watson’s film and vote here for Dan to have a chance to pitch his idea … Continue reading

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Treat America like Ireland

When the musical of my life is written and performed there will be a massive, sour-faced chorus all singing “why don’t you have your phone?, oh, where is your phone? oh why why can’t you keep your phone?”. The chorus … Continue reading

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The light fantastic toe

I parked outside the Georgetown branch of Comfort One Shoes. This is a shop,and a concept, I normally shun, but a pair of green sandals caught my eye and I simply had to have them. Todd runs the store and … Continue reading

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