Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer

“Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman, Be he alive, or be he dead I’ll have his bones to grind my bread.” Personally, I’m not a great fan of fairy tales, so when the Offspring suggested we watch Jack … Continue reading

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Cake

The Guiness Book of Records is silent regarding “Who holds the record for eating the most amount of cake in a day?”, preferring to focus on records to do with Jaffa cakes. So, I must claim the crown. Wind back … Continue reading

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Why Would I Take My Child Hunting?

Hunting. The very word instantly polarises opinion and puts people on one side or another of a great divide. But then I’m not sure that things are quite so black and white as they might seem at first hand. Take … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 16

No post last week, as my training seemed to be heavily focussed on stress reduction rather than on getting a red rosette. These two things aren’t mutually exclusive, of course, but the appalling attitude of my local doctor’s surgery (see … Continue reading

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Why I love The Spectator

This week, available reading matter has reached dangerously low levels, reducing me to reading washing powder packets, shampoo bottles and The Times. I urgently need a trip to the library and the charity shops to stock up on stuff to … Continue reading

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Percy

This is Percy. He is one of our ginger boys. Percy really is ginger, right to the core. He’s small, feisty and always up for mischief. He’s also incredibly friendly to ‘his blobs’ i.e. us poor humans. His brother, however, … Continue reading

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The Patient Disappears

‘Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too’. – Anton Chekhov Hmm. In the last year, I’ve had much cause to be grateful to … Continue reading

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