Monthly Archives: October 2011

So long, Dave

No, nothing about D Cameron Esq, even if he may actually be a disguised lizard – of the human flesh-eating variety – if Charlie Booker in the Guardian’s to be believed. And why wouldn’t we believe Charlie? His world’s a … Continue reading

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Can it come out to play?

‘DORSET Home to the JURASSIC COAST‘. That’s what the sign said on the Somerset border, and it set me wondering. Not about Dorset’s pride in a pretty impressive, sixty-five mile stretch of coast older than Joan Collins’ plastic surgeon. Even … Continue reading

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Pack Monday! The World’s worst street fair!

Next Monday is Pack Monday, once a proper fair with horses and everything. Not any more. You would think that a town with Sherborne’s pretetensions, sorry, I mean pride in its past, would try for something a bit special. Maybe … Continue reading

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Sucking Sherborne

So, a very good friend shows up who used to live here until she saw sense and went back to civilisation. And we go out for a meal, together with her gentleman friend who still lives here, despite being from … Continue reading

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First past the Proust

So in a few days dominated, for me, by England’s debacle in the rugby world cup, closely followed by all the usual self-serving cliches from Twickenham’s senior management (MEMO to Martyn Thomas and Rob Andrew: neither of you are part … Continue reading

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Good night, Steve

It would have been good to meet Steve Jobs. To say ‘thanks’ for producing such an easy-to-use computer that also looked so cool. For all the innovations that made us go ‘wow’ or just giggle with pleasure, whether or not … Continue reading

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Those falling leaves. . .

. . . drift by my window, as sung by Sarah Vaughan. Perfect. The other day an excursion to Exeter. Part boredom, part wondering if I’d like to move there. Uni students on the streets, two separate snippets of conversation … Continue reading

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