Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reading Beer Festival 2012 – 2 days to go

Despite a late night, I was able to get up nice and early – too early as I hadn’t checked the train times and could have easily spent another 20-30 minutes asleep. The weather was a mess – much worse … Continue reading

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Reading Beer Festival 2012 – 3 days to go

After enjoying being part of the event last year, I was quick to volunteer again this time round. Today was my first session – getting up at 8am on a Saturday was pretty hard and same again on Sunday – … Continue reading

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Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2012

Having spent some money last year, we received invites to this years opening (free admission AND a complimentary glass of wine!) I was mildly interested in going just to see Sir John Madejski cut the ribbon. Amusingly, the event was … Continue reading

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What does a signature say about you?

This year I’ve been to three comedy gigs where the comedian was signing afterwards. Each time I purchased one of their books for them to sign and I must say that the quality of the autograph has been variable. By … Continue reading

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Today’s fridge clearing soup…

Fried shallots, Waitrose easy-on-the-chopped-garlic, WR e-o-t-chopped-chilli, sliced ginger from a ready-made Sushi meal, frozen broad beans, frozen sprouts, mushrooms, pork and leak sausages from Sunday roast, beef from same, mung bean vermicelli, beef Oxo, veg Oxo, pork stock cube, water … Continue reading

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The Panyer Boy

Whilst waiting at the entrance of St Paul’s Underground station for Sue to finish whatever she was doing, I noticed an old stone tablet mounted in the wall of a nearby Cafe Nero. The bas relief seems to show a … Continue reading

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Paternoster Square – Shepherd and Sheep

Interesting to see that the bronze ram at the front has been sculpted to be well endowed in the lamb-making department whereas the naked shepherd has nothing for creating human babies. PATERNOSTERBy Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993)Originally commissionedby Paternoster Development LtdFirst unveiled … Continue reading

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