Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vladimir Ilyich Miliband

If Ed Balls is the most annoying man in politics , then Wallace, Ed Miliband seems to be one of the most biddable. Why oh why did he go on that march ? It has to be seen as a … Continue reading

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From Strines to the Punjab

We took a trip out to Bakewell today for various retail reasons that will not be developed further today. I elected to go there via a slightly different route ( which mercifully avoids Doveholes ) and we made good time. … Continue reading

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The end of another week that wasn’t

…great for Somerset Council County council who, faced with making £34 million in cuts and laying off 1500 people, hired a Business Improvement Director to find savings  at £800 a day ( £200K per annum pro rata ) It may … Continue reading

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Plaza Cafe Stockport

An afternoon spent in Stockport today buying books from Waterstones, picking up a printer cable for our new Canon All in one MP280 printer/scanner/copier ( the cable was almost half the price of the printer !! – mad world ) … Continue reading

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Another week rolls by..

..and Oddbins , the wine merchant, seems to be on the verge of going into administration. What is going on here? We are constantly being told that Britain drinks too much and that pubs are suffering because people drink at … Continue reading

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An antidote to irritating adverts

I am convinced that the companies that make TV adverts have data that suggests that there is a correlation between the viewer’s irritation factor with the efficacy of the advert. Why else would so many agree that the same adverts … Continue reading

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Two close to The Edge in Marple

In the seventies, cool intellectual student types didn’t waste their time listening to the bubble gum top ten hits of the day, like Abba or The Sweet. The ‘cutting edge’ music was progressive rock, superstar bands who played interminably long … Continue reading

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