Monthly Archives: February 2012

The English Riviera

Last week, I journeyed to the south of our great nation, further south, in fact, than I have ever journeyed domestically. I was on a reporting job with David Tett in a little village near Newquay, which for a Yorkshireman … Continue reading

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Get rhythm

Love a bit of rockabilly.

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Down by the riverside

Lately I have been reading Waterlog, by Roger Deakin. It’s a bit of a cult book, and it’s easy to see why. It is humorous, idiosyncratic and inspiring, a tangle of understated joy and sadness, and the language is so … Continue reading

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A tin of cat food and a transistor radio

¬≠The coppers are doing VIP protection training in the grounds of my workplace. We were warned a couple of times in advance, but the occasional boom of a controlled explosion thumping through the office, followed by small arms fire, has … Continue reading

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Career aspirations

My boss is great. In the face of continual pressure and ever-looming deadlines she remains largely unfazed by the caprices of her editorial staff. We’re currently working on my appraisal document.

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