Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wrong flat

I had no idea there was such an interest in soft furnishings amongst the readers of this column. But since I wrote about the trials and tribulations of moving home and more particularly the traumatic delivery of my famous purple … Continue reading

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Laureate

In a recent episode of New Tricks the geriatric detectives were investigating a dastardly murder in a university poetry circle. The running joke was that ever since Shakespeare’s time, poetry has been an aphrodisiac. On Wednesday last an astonishing 850 … Continue reading

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The Conely way is Essex

I think the first time I ever appeared in public in costume was in Chelmsford carnival, way back when I was a sixth former at the local grammar school. I was sporting a rather fine papier mache pig’s head which … Continue reading

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Someone left my suite out in the rain

I was waiting for my new sofa to be delivered recently when I looked out the window and saw what appeared to be a suite sitting on the pavement outside. Oh no, I thought, my doorbell isn’t working and they’ve left my furniture out … Continue reading

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