Monthly Archives: May 2011

Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley of Show of Hands, one of my favourite bands, from my favourite region of the country, performing one of my favourite songs.

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Annoying words or phrases No 186

Annoying words or phrases No 186 “High-end”, as in I work for a high-end cabbage pickling company, Lord Sugar; or personally I go for high-end paperclips like the sleek XT240. How did we ever manage without that term?! It seemed … Continue reading

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A nice cup of tea

Just finished A Cup of Tea by Amy Ephron. I really enjoyed it and would strongly recommend it. It’s set in New York in 1917 and the enigmatic characters and atmospheric, understated writing really draws you in. My only minor … Continue reading

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Father & Daughter Trip

Father & Daughter Trip Took my daughter to Old Trafford and Gary Neville’s testimonial match – featuring her hero David Beckham. We visited the stadium museum, stayed at a nice hotel overlokoing the canals, and all in all had a … Continue reading

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Annoying words or phrases No 173

Annoying words or phrases No 173 Pre-book. “Pre” means to do something in advance. Booking something such as a ticket for an event is doing it in advance. Thus the “pre” part is redundant. In fact if you pre-book something,  … Continue reading

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