Monthly Archives: September 2012

Put the papaya down, Orlando!

The phrase above was part of one of the more humorous tweets generated by the upmarket supermarket, Waitrose’s attempt to get hip with the digerati by asking shoppers to complete the sentence, “I shop at Waitrose because…” in  a tweet … Continue reading

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The Brave and the Damned

Hattersley, near Hyde in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Famous for the Moors Murderers, the doctor of death, Harold Shipman and now the cold blooded execution of two unarmed women police constables by a career criminal already wanted for two other murders … Continue reading

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Urbanspoon or Wooden spoon

An introspective examination of my blogging habits reveals that the most popular category for my posts are the food and drink category with well over 150 posts, and yet there are only 3 posts in the last 9 months that … Continue reading

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The last drop in a fine summer sporting vintage

It was 79 years to the day since , Stockport’s most famous sportsman , Fred Perry won the US open in 1933. Last night after after a record 4 hours 54 minutes, Andy Murray finally clinched his first Grand Slam … Continue reading

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Killing the golden goose

Today I made my usual weekly visit to Manchester to call on some premises just off Great Ancoats Street. I needed to spend a little more time than usual so I needed to park for longer. Initially I chose to … Continue reading

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Dog Day afternoons or season of mists?

We are now past the end of August and can finally see some reliable sun in September. Even though the nights are beginning to lengthen, this time of the year still makes me think of the phrase “dog days” which … Continue reading

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