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Archive for January 2013


January 28, 2013

The recent snow here in the UK has got me thinking about survival. What if my local Waitrose wasn’t to get its grocery deliveries owing to diabolical weather conditions? What would I do? Yes, I could nip along to the baby Sainsbury’s in the High Street, or Iceland or even, at a push Tesco Express. […]

That taxing time of year

January 21, 2013

With a fortnight to go until the deadline for tax return submission, I girded my loins a couple of days back and set about doing my annual accounts. The black cloud of “having” to get it done had just grown and grown in size in recent weeks, until it felt like a mammoth task . […]

A new flag to wave?

January 14, 2013

“Every bullet that is fired, is destined for some mother’s child”  Anon  I greatly enjoyed watching Simon Amstell’s stand up routine “Numb” on the BBC the other day. I was particularly amused and struck by his routine about flag waving. Asking where each of us comes from, he pointed out that we, every one of […]