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Pub gardens

Zoe Williams, the Guardian writer, spins a most agreeable yarn about the pleasure of pub gardens. She talks about them in terms I remember from the past. “The British pub garden is both reassuring and reaffirming. It’s like a co-dependent friend: you have a qualm … Continue reading

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A load of crystal balls?

Interesting piece in the Guardian about Sally Morgan the well-known psychic. I refer you to this blog The Guardian piece reveals an interesting new facet to Sally’s performance. No wonder people are so emotionally moved, crying real tears, believing absolutely … Continue reading

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Camila Batmanghelidjh, one of my favourite women – she works tirelessly to rescue unparented street kids and give them opportunities to change their lives – was in the Q&A spot in the Guardian the other day. Asked “What has been … Continue reading

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To hug or not to hug, that is the question

I shook hands with the salesman in the Comet shop today. He’d just thrown two free knobbly plastic balls in with the price of my new tumble dryer. They would have been a tenner! “Pardon?” I said “You’re telling me … Continue reading

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