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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Warmest unheated place in Europe?

I think it's fair to say that Europe is in the freezer at the moment, bizarrely as a result of global warming, which has melted the Arctic ice, setting off some kind of reaction which is likely to freeze our butts off for many winters to come, possibly forever.

Meanwhile, my little conservatory (a sort of small, glass garden room) absorbed the sun falling on it from the south and attained a temperature of 60 degrees F/15 C by 1.30pm. Sadly, by 3pm, with the sun sinking, it was getting pretty cold, so I don't think I'll move myself in there permanently just yet.

Smile - Day 1

Far from smiling, Det. Goren clamps his mouth shut to avoid inhaling any of the dentist's fatal laughing gas.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Amends - Day 12

Man Mountain. Woof!

Thursday, February 09, 2012


Someone made a very intresting point to me yesterday.

Bearing in mind that I have discovered that I am at 3 degrees of Obama two different ways - my friend knows someone who used to know him, adding my second string - and that there is only one of him in the whole world; remembering that I actually have a connection to TWO US presidents; given that I am two degrees from Che Guevara, a unique man whose life should not have touched on mine in any way, and who is dead.

Thinking of all this, how is it, as my correspondent said, that I don't know a single lottery jackpot winner? There have been hundreds of them over the years. This 6 degrees business means I should know someone who knows someone, etc, etc...but I don't. Diane, the last two Euromillions winners come from Nottinghamshire, which is your neck of the woods. Do you come within any small number of degrees of them?

If not, statistically I think we have to say that the lottery is a fraud, and NO ONE EVER WINS!

Amends - Day 11

The penny drops.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Amends - Day 10

Lean my way, please, Det. Goren.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie

It can't have escaped many people's notice that today is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday.

Have a great one, Charlie boy.

Sadly, I'm really not fond of your prose...

Amends - Day 9

The smile doesn't last long, unfortunately.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Amends - Day 8

At least Bobby finds time for one little smile.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Amends - Day 7

"I'm the wack job." And we love you for it, Bobby.

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