Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ocean’s 12

I watched ‘Ocean’s 12’ the other day. I knew it hadn’t got great reviews, but I’d enjoyed ‘Ocean’s 11’, more or less – a decent caper/heist film, although frustratingly a couple of re-writes away from being the film it should … Continue reading

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Bring on Boxing Day

With apologies, in particular to my female and transatlantic readership, it’s another football posting. I have been pushed to it by having acquired a Friend who lists Conference leaders Aldershot FC as one of his interests. You’ll see why in … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That’s a terrific first line for a book, isn’t it? Fabulous. How many of you, though, know how it progresses from that point? Well, I’ll tell you: It … Continue reading

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Rolling on

My work mainly involves making fliers, posters and adverts. It is, in other words, design work. Design, however, is a broad term, which would explain why this morning I received a letter addressed to The Design Department which begins “Castors … Continue reading

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You Gotta Get Up To Get County Down

Recently I mentioned in these pages the freight forwarding company Trans Europe Express. “Freight forwarding” is an odd expression, isn’t it? That’s how they describe themselves. I like to imagine that their work consists of sitting in a cabin at … Continue reading

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Master And Commander

Occasionally, I am asked by work colleagues and similar whether I impose my more extreme opinions and attitudes on the rest of my family. They actually wonder whether my wife drinks (if only they knew), or whether I let any … Continue reading

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IQ Tests

Prompted by Mrs Somewhere’s weblog entry here, I took an online IQ Test this afternoon. I’m really rather pleased with the results. This is not because I scored well, because I expected to – that’s not arrogance, I have always … Continue reading

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