Monthly Archives: January 2013

House

No, not Greg House this time. Our house (in the middle of our street …). It’s exactly ten years today since we moved into our house. I know exactly what the weather was like on 31st January 2003, it was … Continue reading

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The dentist

I had to have two fillings at the dentist’s today. Whenever I have a filling it makes me think of the poem by Pam Ayres, Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth. I’m not frightened of going to the … Continue reading

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The Hunt

A hunt passed through our village today. The clatter of hooves on tarmac as the riders rode through, wearing their red jackets, and when I say red I mean hunting pink of course, and the foxhounds. Later I heard a … Continue reading

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Dr Bell

We’ve been watching House on DVD (we being my wife and I). It’s our daughter who’s lent them to us. We’re halfway through season five. In the last episode we discovered that Greg House’s friend, Wilson, had given him a … Continue reading

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Everthing

I like Wikipedia. I think it is an incredible achievement. It may not have an entry on everything (I’m certain there isn’t an entry on me for example) and it may not always be 100% accurate, but it is probably … Continue reading

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Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

The first computer I owned, back in the 1980s, was a Dragon 32. I wasn’t impressed by the Spectrum because it didn’t have a real keyboard, and I couldn’t afford the BBC Micro, and I felt the Commodore Vic20 didn’t … Continue reading

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Begbie

Tonight is Burns Night, so it seems appropriate to write a little about my Scottish ancestry. My late paternal grandmother was born in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire. She wasn’t really Scottish as by this time her parents were already living in … Continue reading

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