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Archive for May 2012

A hat, 10,000 phones and a camel

May 28, 2012

A few months ago, I left my hat on an underground train as I alighted at Euston. I gave it up as lost and assumed I’d never see it again. However, I decided to report it to lost property anyway, just in case. About ten days later I was thrilled to  receive an email to […]

Time, precious time

May 21, 2012

If I were to ask you to give me £20, would you hand it over without question? I suppose it would depend on who you are, and the nature of our relationship. However, chances are your reaction would more than likely be one of initial bemusement or resistance, followed by wanting to know what it […]

Butt out!

May 14, 2012

Last week I did something that I haven’t done in at least a decade. I sat down to watch an episode of Eastenders. I did so, with a notepad in my hand. Why? Well, I wanted to check out a theory that I have held for a while about this particular programme. More on that […]

Desert island

May 7, 2012

Given that it’s a public holiday today here in the UK, I thought I’d post something with a light theme this week. Light, and a tad self indulgent. Many readers, I’m sure will be familiar with the long running BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs – now on air for over 70 years. The format […]