Monthly Archives: September 2006


The musical comedian Victor Borge used to explain to audiences puzzled about why grand pianos have three pedals that the middle pedal was there just to keep the other two apart. As one who has always been profoundly puzzled by … Continue reading

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Shopping, like housework, is one of those unforgiving tasks. Christmas comes but once a year and so do birthdays but shopping, that’s another matter: hardly have you done it when you have to do it all over again. I am … Continue reading

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Mobiles revisited

I recently posted a whinge about irresponsible mobile users*. I hope I made it clear that I am not against mobiles themselves or mobile users as a group. I have a mobile myself and take it with me wherever I … Continue reading

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