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The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (1)

The first of many! At the end of 2012, Mrs T and I set-off for a big trip – three and a half weeks visiting Australia and New Zealand. Our “excuse” for making the trip was that we wished to … Continue reading

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A tour of some country houses

Last month, my belovèd and I tool a gentle tour of some of England, and called in at some lovely houses along the way. First was a trip to my homeland of Yorkshire to visit my parents, and to take in … Continue reading

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Alsace Dessert Wine

Another day, another blog about wine. The picture shows the empty bottle from a recent evening’s wine-drinking with my fiancée. This time, we’d shared a small (50cl) bottle of one of Alsace’s more unusual wines, a gewurtztraminer vendanges tardives. This … Continue reading

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Wine and Cheese

Time to actually blog again, and hopefully in a more interesting way! The other day I, my fiancée, and four very good friends decided to have a wine and cheese evening. It had been brewing for some time, as we … Continue reading

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Student Funding – the injustice of the new plan

It’s been some time since I last posted, and even longer since I felt the need to vent my spleen, but this week’s revelations of the new student funding plans have provoked me! Leaving aside the pre-election promises about not … Continue reading

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Computer scam warning

It has come to my attention recently (and through some internet research) that there is currently a scam going on where someone will call your landline and inform you that your computer has been infected with a virus, and that … Continue reading

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BP and Obama

I can bear it no longer – finally I have to vent my spleen about BP and B.O. Yes, this is a terrible environmental disaster, and will have awful repercussions for those living all around the Gulf Coast, and on … Continue reading

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England in Bangladesh – Positives and Negatives

Only a very brief cricket mention today – some positives and negatives from the recent Bangladesh tour: Positives Return to form with the bat of Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell – although they will need to do so against sterner … Continue reading

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Money, money, money

Another year, another budget, although I seem to have missed all the news that was in this one. “Hold-on”, you say, “was there any?”. Possibly not really. Most things are frozen, personal allowances, inheritance tax thresholds, even fuel duty is … Continue reading

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2nd Test, day one

As I hoped from my previous post, Bangladesh opted to bat first and put some runs on the board in order to attempt to give their team of spinners something to bowl at. They are now well past 300, and … Continue reading

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