Author Archives: John Breakwell

Words and stitches

Jelly has been supporting art in Reading since 1993, hopping around the town as new locations become available. Currently they’re in a shop space in Broad Street Mall. They’re holding a short exhibition called ‘words and stitches’ – “a weekend … Continue reading

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“Paragon of Order” by the Doctor

Back in July I picked up a copy of “Paragon of Order” at Dr Fern’s impromptu book release at the Alehouse. Even got it signed. “Relations between the Paladins of Order and the Lords of Chaos have always been hostile … Continue reading

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A pox on your party

On my Facebook feed I recently saw someone posting that their child had chickenpox. Lots of mums posting support; the usual stuff. Was shocked, though, at suggestions to have a “pox party”. One commented that they hoped that the child … Continue reading

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Michael Palin at the Battle Library

Joan Bakewell chatted with Michael Palin about his life’s work to mark the donation of his personal archive – over 20 years of diaries and notebooks – to the British Library. Samantha and I decided to watch but more remotely … Continue reading

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Waving to my colleagues in the London office

Was working out how far away the London office is from the desk in Caversham where I sit – obviously a busy day – and it’s a 45 mile walk to 10 Upper Bank street. This was to help explain … Continue reading

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Coining it

Clearing through some old coins from Sue’s parents and found some that were interesting. [[The halfpenny is just for size comparison.]] The coin on the left was issued during WW2 under the British Mandate to govern Palestine (from 1927 to 1947). … Continue reading

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There’s vitamins in my drink?

Was listening to the latest podcast from the “Skeptics Guide to the Universe” where they were discussing the recent study associating excessive vitamin B consumption with increased chance of lung cancer. After chatting about about how people taking vitamin supplements … Continue reading

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