Posts Tagged ‘ Lifestyle ’

Mr Brunt’s A Smarter Man Than Most Politicians…

May 18, 2014 3 Comments
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Ruth Knaggs, a member of the action group, said: ‘He said he wanted to use it for hay growing and obviously dogs mess is not good for that at all. ‘We did suggest that we could campaign for awareness to stop people doing that but he just wasn’t having it.’ …clearly, he knows the value of such a campaign. Virtually nil, in other words. ‘The path is used as a…

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Oh, You Shock Me. No, Really…

March 28, 2014 8 Comments
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Conflict is likely to grow between people using two pedestrian tunnels under the Thames and cyclists, skateboarders and rollerskaters breaching bylaws, a survey has warned. Well, really. Could have knocked me down with a feather. “Reducing ill-will between different users should be a priority in the newly-refurbished tunnels,” said the group’s media spokesman Dr Francis Sedgemore. “A bylaw prohibits cycling, skateboarding and rollerskating in both tunnels which are officially designated…

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Questions No Avid Book Reader Really Frets About…

March 22, 2014 10 Comments
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A week after publishing ‘The Public Voice of Women’, Mary Beard’s lecture on the silencing of women throughout history, the London Review of Books issued a pre-emptive defence of their own editorial policy on women contributors. The statement went out on an episode of Radio 4′s Open Book in which presenter Mariella Frostrup asked why women writers are reviewed less, and write fewer reviews, than their male counterparts. Who really…

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Do Standards Even Matter Anymore?

July 6, 2013 6 Comments
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Do Standards Even Matter Anymore?

I was sent these two pictures by a friend who knows I love hate such things: These two professionally-deigned and printed, lovingly laminated signs were affixed to just about everything that didn’t move, totally oblivious to the grammar crimes committed therein. I guess first impressions no longer count? Intrigued, I looked up this bunch. It is, according to the website they’ve had set up, “A community led street redesign project with Sustrans in Barking…

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A Country Of Emotional Incontinents..?

July 19, 2012 7 Comments
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The ‘Guardian’ gets philosophical: If your train journey proves a little trying beware letting go of your emotions lest the live-tweeter in seat 34A reveals your misery to millions.This is what, in effect, happened to a couple who were having a fairly lively argument on board a northbound Virgin train recently. It was their misfortune to be sitting close to comedian Janey Godley, who tweeted the whole thing to several…

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The bansturbators latest attack on liberty

July 10, 2012 18 Comments
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Imagine prohibiting cigarette sales to people born after 2000. Phasing out tobacco will stop the next generation taking up smoking. Actually I’d be surprised if this is really new and hasn’t been bandied around nannying and anti-tobacco circles previously, but this is the first time I’ve seen something like it being seriously mooted in the pages of a major newspaper. And I have to say that not only is it…

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You Can’t Buck The Market…

February 6, 2012 28 Comments
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When Liz Haughton opened The Park Café in Knowle West, Bristol, her vision was to create a community eatery serving wholesome and organic foods. Chips, coke and sweets were off the Daventry Road menu and replaced with dishes such as butternut squash soup and homemade bread. Wot, no chips? Why, no! If customers want chips, they can clearly go elsewhere. And…it seems that’s just what they did! But after just…

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British man commits treason

February 3, 2012 10 Comments
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British man commits treason

Two posts in one day – sorry, sorry but this had to be said. They can’t keep their f***ing hands off anything, can they? It’s the utter complacency in suggesting forced changes and dispossession of others which gets up my nose summit awful. Question – what is British beer served in? Of course it’s pints and halves. It’s not 600ml or 350ml or whatever – it’s PINTS. I don’t read…

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Campaign to restore Top Totty

February 2, 2012 14 Comments
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Campaign to restore Top Totty

Grrrrrrrrr! As usual, there are great women and then there are effing idiots. Here’s a great one: What a pathetic, sad woman who obviously has no life. Is it because she is a ‘bitter’ old hag and not top totty herself ? In fact I just googled her and she is far far from. The brewery should go away and brew another called ‘Bitter Kate’. But heh the plus side…

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The Death of Pretty

January 22, 2012 11 Comments
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The Death of Pretty

Lord Somber, an artist in his own right, sends an article by Pat Archbold on the “death of pretty”. We’re not a society of brilliant peacocks and dull peahens, we’re not a society where the men sartorially strut their stuff and the women hide away in burqas with pillarbox slits for their eyes, we’re a society where the male plays the aesthetic straight man to the exquisite woman. Woman is…

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Warning to those using Blogger

January 16, 2012 9 Comments
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Warning to those using Blogger

Sorry to go on about it but I wonder why bloggers still do it?   Blogger have three ways of commenting: The full page uses this format: … and the pop-up this one: The problem arises when bloggers opt for this format:   Simply put, it doesn’t work for a considerable number of readers, for various reasons. With me, it’s something to do with the Mac perhaps, for others it’s…

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Waybuloo what is acceptable

January 12, 2012 14 Comments
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Ah yes – the tree Let’s start with the Mail piece on the parents’ outcry on how “they’ve” wrecked Waybuloo: BBC bosses decided to overhaul the programme to try and appeal to older children – bringing in Dave Lamb, best known for his witty commentary of Channel 4 reality show Come Dine With Me, to narrate the show. The show’s executive producer Vanessa Hill had unveiled her changes in a…

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Yes, you CAN do yourself a mischief with yoga

January 9, 2012 2 Comments
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The New York Times has managed to upset yoga teachers and practitioners all over America. In its magazine, an article entitled ‘How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body’ details a number of physical ailments which can occur if people do not perform yoga properly. Some of these can be debilitating without medical treatment and can require hospitalisation. Yoga can adversely affect balance, eyesight, joints, muscles, the nervous system and the spine.…

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Don’t use the cu** word

January 7, 2012 16 Comments
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Don’t use the cu** word

Now here’s a good one from the Gaston Gazette, via This is True: This is no longer cute: Emanyea Lockett, 9, was suspended from Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, N.C., for what the school’s principal described as sexual harassment. His crime? According to Emanyea, a substitute teacher overheard him tell another student that a teacher was “cute”. “It’s not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab…

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File-sharing now an official religion

January 6, 2012 7 Comments
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An African correspondent, Rowan Hutchinson, sends this touching tale of the new church in Sweden: From TorrentFreak by Ernesto All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no different. While copyright holders are often quick to label file-sharers as pirates, there is a large group of people who actually consider copying to be a sacred act. Philosophy student…

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