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Mission: Dracula!

Gentle reader, there is a rational limit to being an enthusiastic supporter. In London, that limit is the M25. Travel further than that to see something, such as a particular theatre company you quite like, and you risk opening yourself to accusations of not being rational. Fortunately, I have friends who are willing to indulge … Continue reading

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Tree Thieves of Wapping

Gentle readers, I have some grave news.  Our beloved former Christmas tree, Twiglet Piny Tim McNeedles, has been tree-napped. When I last wrote about Piny Tim, our friends Paul (of Pootling Around fame) and Hannah had agreed to take him in and give him space in their garden.  We packed him up and deposited him … Continue reading

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Tree Thieves of Wapping

Gentle readers, I have some grave news.  Our beloved former Christmas tree, Twiglet Piny Tim McNeedles, has been tree-napped. When I last wrote about Piny Tim, our friends Paul (of Pootling Around fame) and Hannah had agreed to take him in and give him space in their garden.  We packed him up and deposited him … Continue reading

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A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, and Code

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Quatrain XII, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 5th ed. (trans. Edward FitzGerald) On the first Tuesday of every month, Victualler in Wapping hosts a wine tasting of organic, biodynamic … Continue reading

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Walking the Bounds

When I was young, we were forced to read Ethan Frome for school.  I found this novel utterly infuriating because one of the major themes is that the titular character leads a depressed, reduced life because he’d “seen too many New England winters.”  Now, New England winters are tough, but they don’t KILL people.  Okay, … Continue reading