Monthly Archives: November 2010


Ok, for this latest blog I was going to write about Thanksgiving. But what, I find myself asking, is some funny American meal next to the Dionysian feast of yesterday’s cricket score? True, I might well be on the very … Continue reading

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I’m happy, hope you’re happy too

With one-week-only apologies to non cricket-lovers and in honour of Ian Bell’s batting average versus Australia (rounded up, of course), 26 Ashes predictions… In England batting order first… 1. Strauss to “look in good nick.” 2. Cook to “nibble outside … Continue reading

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The Cappuccino Kid

Allders of Croydon and its Basement Cafe: my first ever job. Excepting my earlier paper-round, that is – but nostalgia is better when it’s neat. Parenthetically, though, I did indeed make the princely sum of four pounds and twenty pence … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting

On my work calendar Wednesday, yet more sobering proof that between us and the cold grip of death is nothing but endless, hopeless, Godless chance: 6.30pm – 8.30pm: A.G.M. On the very occasion of my 29th birthday, someone – I … Continue reading

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