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George Galloway, in speech that got him chucked out of the Commons in July 07, said being accused of improper behaviour by this government (Blair’s) was “like being accused of slouching by the Hunchback of Notre Dame.” In Seven mag … Continue reading

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MORE QUOTES TO KEEP

ON AGE “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” American columnist Bill Vaughan, quoted in The Week, 7.1.2012.   MILITARY MAXIMS & WINE WISDOM the late gavin … Continue reading

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HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL

Good talking point, raised by Christopher Howse, in Teleg. 23.1.2010, exploring the idea that history can be written as a list of neologisms, meaning the new definitions added to our language by each decade’s experiences. He said: “From John Ayto’s … Continue reading

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JOKES – BERNARD’S BEST

BEST JOKES OF BERNARD MANNING Can’t Google it, so I’ll need to do some free typing, which goes against the grain, but I want to save, from June 2007, a list of favourite Bernard Manning jokes as recalled by Telegraph … Continue reading

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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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READING FOR KIDS – SHAKING THE WORLD, BUNGEE HORROR, DOG-EATING SNAKES ETC.

I liked the Guardian Mag’s answer to the question: What would happen to the earth if everyone on it jumped in the air at once?” Find it at http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/29/ask-a-grown-up-earth-if-everyone-jumped/ And more in the series, Ask A Grown-Up at http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/ask-a-grown-up/ Experience: … Continue reading

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SWAPS & GIVEAWAYS & FREE STUFF

To be updated here, but Chris Hastings in Sun. Tel. Oct. 11/12 2008 said … In recent months there has been a huge increase in demand for websites such as Barterswap UK, ValueforPeople.co.uk or Tradeyourskills.co.uk which act as online marketplaces … Continue reading

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GARDENING – VEGETABLE STORAGE TIPS

See Late Vegetable Harvests on 2008 Telegraph page at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/3350400/RHS-advice-for-the-garden.html/ More tips on storing fruit and veg and turning them into preserves by Bunny Guinness, quoting Bob Flowerdew, at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3350437/Gardening-Its-time-to-preserve-crops.html/

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POTATOES

Just spiking a cutting on choosing potatoes which looks as if it came from Observer Food Mag … For wedges – Desiree For baking – King Edwards For mash – Maris Piper For salad – Yukon Gold More on this … Continue reading

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