Monthly Archives: August 2012

Beck to the future

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This is possibly the most fun anyone could have in the music world at the end of 2102: Beck’s new album Song Reader will be released as sheet music only. It’s ironic that I read this news (in a tweet from Ben … Continue reading

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Gymnastics, dance, difference

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A stimulating article by Judith Mackrell in the Guardian about gymnastics and dance. I’m delighted that a dance critic is writing about gymnastics. The older I get, the more all these things just merge into one, and the louder I … Continue reading

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Eastbourne pudding, anyone?

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Reading about the current search for the definite recipe for Dundee Cake, so that it can get a ‘protected name status’ from the EU, reminds me of a puzzle I think I’ll never solve. Does anyone still make something that my … Continue reading

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l’Après midi d’un Fön

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For language nerds only: hats off to the guy on reception at the Travellers’ Hostel in Prague. A girl came to the desk yesterday and said ‘Excuse me, I don’t have a phone’. He of course gave her a hairdryer, … Continue reading

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The Olympic Park – photo gallery

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Had a wonderful time on Wednesday visiting the Olympic park.  What’s really impressive is the amount of wonderful flowers that have been planted. It was thanks to Gardeners’ World preview of the park that I knew it was worth walking … Continue reading

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