Monthly Archives: May 2014

WILD SWIMMING IN ITALY

Latest addition to the guides to Wild Swimming is Wild Swimming Italy by Michele Tamini.  She gave the Guardian a Top 10 selection on 26.04.14, at http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/25/top-10-wild-swimming-locations-in-italy/ ** Advertisements

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TINNED FOOD TIPS

TINNED FOOD TIPS In Gdn 26.4.14, Henry Dimbleby and Jane Baxter offered some tips for getting good results quick by using tins.  I’ve got some more to add later – including a number from Katherine Whitehorn’s classic leaving-home manual, Cooking … Continue reading

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GENTS – WHAT IS A GENT?

It is a question which has entertained Britain many times over many years, of course, but Country Life kicked off a rerun of the debate in its May issue by announcing its Gentleman of the Year Awards, in association with … Continue reading

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VIVA GOGGLEBOX

The semi-retirement of Jeremy Paxman leaves a vacancy, of course, but it has already been filled, to some extent, by Gogglebox, the Channel 4 series which offers a Friday night commentary on current events and entertainments, edited down from a … Continue reading

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ALMOST EVERYTHING IS A BIT CRAP

When you read a headline that reports Investigation Into Deaths After Keyhole Surgery, do you think – Well I never, it seems that a tiny minority of surgeons are not quite as brilliant as they and politicians and journalists generally … Continue reading

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JEREMY CLARKSON AND ALL THAT

Nodded my way through Marina Hyde’s comment on the latest “Clarkson affair” in Guardian of 3.4.14.  Full piece, plus 1500-plus comments, at  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/revulsion-jeremy-clarkson-progressives-bigots/ Extracts: “Maybe race rows are cheaper by the dozen, in which case the last month has represented … Continue reading

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JAMBOREE BAG 7

 JEREMY CLARKSON AND ALL THAT Nodded my way through Marina Hyde’s comment on the latest “Clarkson affair” in Guardian of 3.4.14.  Full piece, plus 1500-plus comments, at   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/revulsion-jeremy-clarkson-progressives-bigots/ Extracts: “Maybe race rows are cheaper by the dozen, in which … Continue reading

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