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A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka M...
The news of the Barking Blondes’ 12 year old miniature bull terrier has become deaf is a reminder to all dog owners to enjoy their time with their dogs while they can.
I’m taking part in a panel about book design at the LSE’s Literary Festival tomorrow, in which I’ll be talking a little about the alternatives to what I’m calling the ‘Chip Kidd’ approach to cover design, where each book is given an eye-catching design that is brilliant, individual and appropriate to its content. (I wrote [...]
No sooner than we impatient gardeners, spurred on by a bit of sunshine and buds on the trees, get ready for the growing season outside – rather than fiddle with propagators and potting on indoors – than there is snow forecast this weekend. With our capricious British weather, the absurd timing is perfect, coinciding with [...]
Now that Twitter is becoming a picture-led medium, it is images that are retweeted most. The most successful image that I tweeted this week was this brilliant picture, made by Chris Green on Facebook, which reached me via Paul Rodgers and Matt Hoffman.
Inevitably, someone pointed out that the bloke on the horse is John Ball, [...]
According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecasts, the great overtake has, apparently, been put on hold.
Bonuses for investment bankers were 17% lower. But the revenues at the division fell by 24%. And that helped compensation for staff in the division as a proportion of revenue rise from 31% to 35%.
With the arrival of spring finally on the horizon, it’s time to crank up the dub – making the arrival of New York’s Tour de Force’s debut LP perfect timing.
Serve up a generous slice with some fresh, crisp gem lettuce and you’ve got yourself a delicious lunch or dinner…no one will be asking where the meat is that’s for sure.
Next week is carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago and what better way to replicate the warmth of the Caribbean than with a tot of good quality rum?
My recommendations for February are Weasels by Elys Dolan, Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre and In Bloom by Matthew Crow.
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