Thursday, 25 November 2010

Latest Dabbles

I post on the joy of phone and the mysteries of the French Foreign Legion at you know where.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Fantastic Mr Christmas Fox

You can win a fantastic Mr Christmas Fox over at The Dabbler!

Thursday, 18 November 2010


I've been mulling over Andrew Anthony's entertaining and encouraging interview with C Hitchens at the weekend. It's full of good stuff and I was partcularly struck by this:
Hitchens once wrote a line that has almost gained the status of philosophical epigram or even scientific dictum: ‘What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence’.

Very good and useful. However, an awkward question has popped into my mind: what evidence does he have for that statement?

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A paradox

The online world seems inundated by people objecting to the attention being paid to the royal wedding. They're not helping.

But then what's really happening is that they enjoy getting into a bate about this sort of thing.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Enjoying Tales from Bibury Shop

Just to let you know, if you enjoy the countryside, you'll enjoy my brother's Tales from Bibury Shop blog. A couple of tasty tidbits today.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Burma - The Land of Green Ghosts

As we celebrate the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, I've posted a 1p Book Review of Pascal Khoo Thwe's The Land of Green Ghosts over at The Dabbler.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Back. Hurrah!

Thank you all for your kind comments under the previous posts. They really do help with the morale.

I've just got out of UCH. I'm a bit sore, which is to be expected, but otherwise I feel amazingly well. It's making me realise how under the weather I was pre-op.

Anyway, I'm now tentatively looking forward to a bit of decent health. No doubt blogging will resume shortly here or over at the astonishing webby phenomenon that is The Dabbler.

Monday, 8 November 2010


After several previous delays and disappointments, Gaw's latest operation has happened and he is recovering very well in hospital. He hopes to be home later this week.

Normal service should therefore be resumed shortly.

T, on behalf of Gaw.