Monthly Archives: August 2015

If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants………………..

A Tory councillor is being investigated by council chiefs after sharing photo of a boat full of 14 naked women with a caption reading ‘If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants’. All hell appears to have broken loose over a very funny … Continue reading

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Oxfam chuggers in Glossop……………menace to society

Yesterday I was in the small town of Glossop in Derbyshire and had just walked out of Costa Coffee with my large cup of cappuccino in my hand. As I walked down the main street heading back to my car … Continue reading

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David Byrne……………a unique talent

It was the 1980 album “Remain in Light” and the single “Once in a Lifetime” that first alerted me to the band Talking Heads and caused me to explore more about their music. The album has subsequently gone on to … Continue reading

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Age shall not wither them…………………

For all of us out there of a certain vintage……………..

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Brighouse Canal and Music Festival 2015

Expecting a wet and dull Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by blue skies and warm temperatures, so having found out the day before that the Brighouse Canal and Music festival was taking place this weekend I … Continue reading

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Climate change…………you can fool some of the people some of the time!

Hundreds of doom-laden studies about the effects of climate change on the Earth’s oceans may be flawed and unreliable, a major review has found. For years, scientists have warned that rising levels of carbon dioxide are marking our seas more … Continue reading

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Kirklees Council Refuse Collection Department………..a pat on the back!

Here is Huddersfield we have out food waste bins collected every two weeks by the local authority refuse collection department (or bin men as we called them in the old days). For the last several days the small cobbled street … Continue reading

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Vangelis……..and the Greek “Bolero”

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943), professionally known as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, rock and orchestral music He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire … Continue reading

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It’s all about standards………

I came across this recently and I thought I must get a couple of these, one for me and one for my friend and colleague Mike, as we seem to spend many hours complaining about the lack of customer service … Continue reading

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Health Advice………………..

But as someone once commented “how can you have TOO MUCH gin?

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