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According to Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management “A necessary qualification for a housekeeper is, that she should thoroughly understand accounts”
My housekeeper has a limited grasp on such matters and regularly fritters away the housekeeping on baubles and balloons. I’m taking her in hand and trying to educate her in the art of thrift.
Monday was my fortnightly foray into Wood Green. I have…Continue
Sunday was Knitting Day at the Big Green Bookshop. This group have met regularly for a few months to stitch and natter and I popped along with my mum.
If anyone thinks knitting is a dull old hobby, I can assure you it's not. Amongst our little group on Sunday we had:
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It's a very long time since I read 1984, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, so my recollection of them is hazy and there's a good chance that my view of them has merged into one. It was so long ago that I was young and impressionable and possibly even idealistic, so perhaps their effect on me was greater than it need have been. But the picture I carry with me, and fear, is of a dark, unsatisfactory world of oppression and sterility created by state interference in the lives of its citizens.…Continue
Talented Crouch Enders 1 was not meant to be taken entirely seriously - more sort of Keystone Kriminals.
Try and guess, from my broadly signposted clues, the tone of this entry.
Clue number 1 - the subject - me. Greying, wrinkling, sliding down the wrong side of the slippery geriatric slope. Any talent this silly old bugger may ever have had is clearly in decay. And yet there's…Continue
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I am a grumpy old man, I have been for some time. Quite possibly I was a grumpy young man. Come to think of it, most babies are a bit grumpy from time to time. Maybe its been a lifelong thing with me. One of the things that makes me grumpiest is the way our language is sinking into decline from carelessness and ignorance.
Obviously, the growth of entirely content free conversation is a huge worry "I was like, you know, "Oh my god", and she was like, "Whatever", and I was like "SHUT…Continue
This morning is spent pottering around in the sunshine with a few other mums, helping the nursery children at Weston Park sow sweet peas and tomatoes. With the seeds safely covered and placed in the greenhouse, I glance at all their names on the pots and will them to grow. The aim is for each child to have a tomato plant to take home and sweet peas to pick through out…Continue
Just to recap. I had come into possession, via ebay, of an iphone which had been reported stolen after I bought it. The insurance company (LSG on behalf of Vodafone) had blacklisted the IMEI number (a unique identifier for the phone) with CEIR (see here for a narrative on what this means) and I was trying to get this blacklist lifted so that I could use the phone.
Vodafone was my…Continue
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