Monthly Archives: August 2012

Salty Beer

An early taste of lachrymose. Happy Friday Cheers! © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2012

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His Nibs

A lovely but overbearing boss once informed me quite gravely that the most important and powerful tool that every salesman should have was a pen. It was the kind of intensely pop-eyed, finger-jabbing and well-meant statement that rather than laugh … Continue reading

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Coffee, Sausage, Beer

… or The Nom-Nom Reader der Zweite. Have just finished reading Stasiland, by Anna Funder – astonishing stories of long, dull nightmares whose closeness and recency deny the typical misted horizons of history; interviews with haunted lives, bruised souls. Is … Continue reading

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Back in March I posted a piece about muntins. Window muntins. It was about its being a new word to me, encountered in a much-loved book. It’s become, that post, the number one driver of traffic to this blog. That’s … Continue reading

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Coming back from the gym this morning at eight – where, by the way, I had disgraced myself once more; this time by letting out one of those private laugh-barks just at the moment BBC Breakfast dished up a tragic … Continue reading

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Badly Reacting to Sandals

My ankle hurts. Both do really, but by far and away it’s the left one hurts most. That’s left as I look down – the one nearest the window. It hurts when I get up in the morning and place … Continue reading

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Tree in the Subject Line

Big day for other reasons too. The Tree, The Tree, is getting what’s been coming to it, for, like, an age. Unmanaged and oftimes dangerous, The Tree – which, according to my research, is a Crap Tree – has been … Continue reading

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