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Rant mode time…

I think this rant applies more to you middle-class parents out there, who are aspirational by proxy and projection and insecure, stuck between: 417 more words

Ex-pat Life

Will someone ever forge my diaries?

Fame.  Or notoriety.  Will I ever achieve either?

Probably not.  I’ll probably only ever be a legend in my own bathtime.  (I have been on TV three times, but that’s another story.   195 more words

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The younger generation - how to amaze them

Schatz, who’s a doctor, once told me a lot of Brits are left-handed.  I’ve not checked that claim empirically.  Nonetheless, I do feel that being left-handed is like being part of a slightly exclusive club.   259 more words

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I’ve tried since the age of 10 every few years to keep a diary, with limited success.  I usually run out of steam by the 6th of February.   1,139 more words

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You don't have to be an old maid to cycle to church...

This is a short one, as I’ve been foiled in my plans to upload video footage.  Grrrr!

Ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Major, once quoted George Orwell when talking of: 82 more words

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Lyles, Shoreditch High Street, London.

One of the restaurants I was determined not to return to Bangkok without eating at was Lyles http://lyleslondon.com/ on Shoreditch High Street, a partnership between former St John Head Chef and “Young Turk” James Lowe and former St John and Gymkhana front man John Ogier, that has been wowing the critics since it opened earlier this year. 701 more words