Category Archives: life

Where are all the aliens?

Where are they? Well, I think I know. I believe in aliens. I believe we aren’t alone in the universe, or even in the galaxy. And I am not alone. 52% of Brits and 54% of Americans agree. It’s 56% … Continue reading

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Carlton Mansions Eviction

Lambeth council are acting very unreasonably towards my neighbours in Carlton Mansions. Brixton Buzz have the story here. I’ve written to the Coldharbour Ward councillors. Dear Councillors Anyanwu, Heywood & Parr, I am writing to express my concern and disappointment … Continue reading

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My TalkTalk nightmare enters its second year.

It is now exactly one year since my troubles with TalkTalk began. In a nutshell, they came to door offering to match the price of my existing service. I was interested and gave them some details. It turned out they … Continue reading

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Life, Unbounded: All you need to know about 2,000 years of astrobiology

Caleb Scharf has just finished his superb sequence of the ten most important question in astrobiology. They are all good, but the end is a good place to begin: Metrodoru, the first astrobiologist? From Pergammon, Berlin, Image via Wikipedia The … Continue reading

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Aglianico, The flavour of stewed prunes

From a time before Google translate, 1996 was a very year for Aglianico. I will spare you ALL CAPS. This wine is entirely made from Aglianico cultivated in the zone Sannitica on the soil, clayey, calcereous and aged in oak … Continue reading

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How to complain effectively: a case study.

TalkTalk never listen to me on the phone so I am having to write them a letter. Without any sense of irony, they have an article on their site instructing you on how best to complain when you have dealings … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas will fit in one small bag

Every year my family ask me what I want for Christmas. Every year I put them to the test. This year is no different but it is a different test. This is an email I´ve just sent them from Berlin. … Continue reading

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Finally, I’m an Official Iron Maiden Fan Club member

Yes, i’ve chosen to make my favourite tattooed millionaire a little richer. And it’s about time too. They were the band of my teens. They are my favourite live band Three of their concerts are in my all time top … Continue reading

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Joggin’ Dijon

The great thing about joggin’ in a place you don’t know is that you don’t know where you are going so you don’t worry so much about how far you’ve run and you have lots of new scenery to distract … Continue reading

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PostSecret

PostSecret is my new favourite blog. Not that my puny clicks will add much to the 354,708,351 they already have. Which makes me realise that this is yet another meme that i arrived late for. Or maybe, I came early … Continue reading

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Three out. Of three.

Who needs an octopus to demonstrate publication bias? The door of my spare room has pretty good track record so far. Although, it is more of a psychic bouncer than a sports pundit. If I paint your name on it, … Continue reading

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Sad but happy!

So it turns out there was a more complicated version of the happiness flowchart via flowing data – Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing. I will pass, thank you. I am pretty good at being happy. I think every year … Continue reading

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Protected: Break-up or breakdown? You decide!

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Congratulations, Mrs & Mrs Sigurdardottir-Leosdottir

The best wedding I ever went to had two brides. And that is probably why it was the best wedding I ever went to. I imagine two grooms would do okay too but only because they be homosexual. I can’t … Continue reading

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stranger and stranger

A friend just sent me this.. REMEMBER WHEN YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU NEVER TO TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER…. THIS IS THE ONE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT!!!!! Now that does look a lot like me, but I honestly can’t remember … Continue reading

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