The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track

I’m commuting most days for at least 1.5 hours each way. Ridiculous, I know. But that’s the situation. Actually, it’s been working out rather nicely because it has given me an enforced opportunity to get work done ahead of time (on the way into the office) or afterwards. Often, though, I don’t feel like working. […]

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There’s a horse in your lasagne, sir

I had to smile to myself in wonder at the headlines this morning as The Telegraph splashed with the news that apparently Findus, makers of frozen ready meals, have discovered that their Beef Lasagne is actually 99% Horse Lasagne. (I got the “99%” from today’s issue of The Sun newspaper!) I was rather surprised to […]

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Using Collect+ to return my Amazon package was painless

I have to say I wasn’t feeling that good about being forced to use the Collect+ service to return my Amazon package. Although I expect nothing but greatness when it comes to Amazon, I did wonder how it could possibly match my standard (super-high) expectations of Amazon. I shouldn’t have worried, I really shouldn’t. Here’s […]

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Impress the literary set with Scrabble Cufflinks

I am taken with these Scrabble-piece Cufflinks from The Literary Gift Company. You can choose your own letters — initials perhaps, or you could get imaginative (FO? GO? TO? YN? NO? TY? BK?). Indeed the more I think about it, the more fun it might be to get quite a few letters to mix and […]

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HBO’s The Newsroom: I’ve added this one to my must-see list

I really, really enjoyed The West Wing by Aaron Sorkin. The fast-paced (positive, idealogical) dialogue together with the legendary “walk-with-me” one-shot scenes were simply fantastic to behold. When I heard Sorkin was back with another show — this time based around a news room — I thought, “Brilliant”. I’ve been scouring the internet for trailers […]

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