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Hair

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Today is an important day for fans of hair, because the barber shops, salons and hairdressing emporia of England are now able to open again after 3 months of enforced closure. Great news!... Read More

An ode to Cummings

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I was very moved by the story of Dominic Cummings in the news yesterday, following his father’s instinct as he did. So I wrote a poem. Dear people of the great United K,... Read More

An ode to Donald Trump

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Let me introduce myself, You’ll know my name – Trump, Donald J. I am a man in perfect health, And this is what I have to say.   My job is US president,... Read More

It’s a wrap!

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I’ve wrapped a lot of presents in my time. In fact, it’s a bit of a mystery as to why I’m still so very bad at doing it. Maybe it’s because I’m always... Read More

Money, money, money.

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Money!  It makes the world go round, and at the same time it’s the root of all evil.  This apparent contradiction is confusing enough for adults, so how are children supposed to make... Read More

Sleep! And the lack of it.

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I am a lucky dad!  Every single day I wake to the gentle sounds of nature, having enjoyed a blissful uninterrupted 8-hour stretch of dreamless guilt-free slumber.  Thus refreshed, I spring out of... Read More

Fake news! The lies we tell.

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I read an article the other day that compared Donald Trump with Barack Obama, in terms of the number of falsehoods that they had told in their respective presidencies.  Here’s the article. The... Read More

Christmas

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I had a disturbing dream last night.  You don’t want to know the details, but it involved wine, mince pies, and a carrot.  It was a massive relief to wake up. I opened... Read More