Monthly Archive: November 2016

Colourful Friday

During the early hours of 25 November 2016 I received an email from Ebay reminding me, as if it was possible to forget, that it was Black Friday and I should “act accordingly”. I presumed ‘acting accordingly’ meant behaving like…
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Gin Lane

William Hogarth was an English painter and satirical illustrator whose work is still influential over 250 years after his death. His art dealt with moralistic topics such as the dangers of drinking and gambling, with titles such as ‘A Rake’s…
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Lest We Forget

Last Sunday my son returned from his regular shift at the local care home in a subdued mood. The stark realities of old age are a sobering experience, especially for a sixteen year old with his exuberant, promising, sparkling life…
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Vautour

Eight months ago I was writing in a state of shock ( www.atried.com/drop-the-bomb ). Vautour had just been rerouted to the Ryannair, after months of connections saying over and over again “he runs in the Gold Cup”. My ante-post wager…
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Top Ten TV

Eldest and I are nearing the end of re-watching Breaking Bad. It’s raised a family debate about the various qualities of TV shows over the years that may or may not shuffle them towards the status of ‘great’ or even…
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