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Archive for January 2009

The Right to Throw

                                                                 As my regular reader knows, I’m not a very political animal but once in a while something gets my goat and this morning there it was: a sculptured tribute to the journalist who threw a shoe at George Bush.  It was inevitable that Mr Al-Zaidi would become an overnight celebrity because that’s how childish the news…

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Notes from the Trough

I just spent the last half hour preparing a loaf of banana bread, on the basis that it would be a crime to throw away three perfectly good but over-ripe bananas. By the time you’ve added the cost of the other ingredients, the gas for the oven and the woman-hours, I agree I probably should just have…

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