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A Question Before The General Election

I voted to Remain in the EU and I’m a member of the Green Party. In an ideal world we’d have a left-wing Government as part of the European Union but I’m also a realist and, however much it upsets me, I accept that 52% of voters chose to leave the EU and so that’s…

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Mix Your Own Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters

Given this table and told to pick a shot from A (fairly standard spirits), a shot from B (flavoured/novelty/grimace-forming), a mixer & a garnish in order to Mix Your Own Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster – this is a selection of what was drunk. (There were others, but by then we were too alight to write them down…) Tequila, Jagermeister…

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Pale Blue Dot

It’s 100 years since the start of World War I and a lot of trite nonsense is being spoken. There’s also a lot of being the correct way to commemorate it. This extract from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space talking about the photograph Pale Blue Dot, taken…

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Hey Duggee’s Rain Dance Song

Hey Duggee, as featured on CBeebies, is a thing of wonder. The Rain Dance Badge is a particular favourite is this household. Here’s Duggee’s Rain Dance Song as an MP3 for you to enjoy again and again. “Come on clouds! Help the plants! We’re doing Duggee’s, rain dance!” Genius…

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Wonderful Part 2

Whilst driving on a very ordinary piece of road this afternoon, with me in the front and my children in the back, my 4 year old daughter came out with this: Daughter: “Oh it’s wonderful!” Me: “What is?” Daughter: “The whole world Daddy…” And as I looked again at scenery I had hitherto just seen…

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