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The Real Cost of Paintballing

I took Luca paintballing yesterday. It was fun. Delta Force has paintball centres across the UK. It’s clearly an efficiently run operation. Once you’ve contacted them they will stay on your case with calls or texted offers and one such … Continue reading

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The Third Best Fish and Chips in Britain

What is it with fish and chips? It’s quite telling what our national dish says about us. It’s not peasant cooking like the best Italian food, or courtly like French haut cuisine, it’s a staple of the urban working class, … Continue reading

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Bread and Beer

It’s been a lovely Christmas Eve. My pleasures are simple, a little like the food here.  Our food culture, in Northern Europe, is founded on bread and beer.  And today I got to drink my favourite beer again and it’s … Continue reading

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Lost in Penshurst

As Einstein observed; time isn’t just relative, it’s subjective.  Six weeks passes quickly for an adult but for a child of five it’s an eternity.  So I’ve set out to make sure Luca’s summer holiday is filled with as many … Continue reading

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War and Peace 2012

I have to confess to feeling distinctly out of my comfort zone at War and Peace 2012.  If you don’t know it, the annual event is billed as the largest gathering of its kind in the world for people whose … Continue reading

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Jack O’Leigh

A sharp frost turns the green white.  Children scurry across the hard ground to school, breathing steam train clouds into gloved hands, seeing their familiar world anew, crisp, clear, clean, cold, into the bright sunlight running, racing into the new … Continue reading

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Leigh Gothic

Do not mock the dead, this night of all nights.  The gravestones may read ‘at rest’ but wander between them beneath this haunting moon and you’ll find no rest.  For the dead of St Mary’s lie uneasy on All Souls … Continue reading

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