Monthly Archives: February 2014

Time travel is real. I have proof

Is anyone else a massive fan of Retronaut? If you’ve never encountered it before, then they have a vast collection of fascinating historical images, which they present as ‘capsules’ from history. Their daily mail-out is the highlight of my afternoon. … Continue reading

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Dream a little dream

You can tell a lot about someone from their ambitions. As I was walking down to the Southwark Playhouse the other day (to see the excellent Superior Donuts), I passed a boarded-up shop front. Someone had washed it over with … Continue reading

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A putty and paperclip Valentine

It’s unlikely that it will have passed you by, but it was Valentine’s Day last Friday. For my part, there was little danger of forgetting the date, since I spent last week getting text and email reminders about it on … Continue reading

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A weekend tramping in Norfolk

I’ve been meaning to post properly about this for a while, but a few weeks ago, I went with my old schoolmates D and T for a weekend walking the Norfolk Coast Path. Pancake-flat, semi-aquatic coastal Norfolk is a rather … Continue reading

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Armpit fudge

Not an appetising name for something you might put in your mouth, but this was one of the most fun recipes the Scouts have ever sent me to illustrate. Once again, the animation is glorious, and rather puts my static … Continue reading

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The life aquatic

Clearly there are many people with much bigger problems, but as our biblical flooding continues, spare a thought for my little boat, Tom Thumb, which is having a traumatic winter in the sprawling lagoon that was once the lower Thames. … Continue reading

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