Norman on Oliver and Rupert

by David on June 22, 2010

Oliver Kamm had a widely-read blog, which he moved to The Times. Then The Times put up a wall. It’s a piece of bad news: that when its paywall goes up, the Times will be putting behind that wall, not (…)

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by David on June 22, 2010

We didn’t get quite as far as Billings, Montana last year, when we visited Yellowstone last year. I had no idea tornadoes got up that far north.

What sort of a language is Hungarian for God’s sake?

by David on June 20, 2010

We’ve started planning our trip round Eastern Europe this summer and I’ve just learned about Hungarian. Well that’s us done for. So most Hungarians today are Magyar – and the language isn’t Indo- European , I believe, but Finno- Ugric, (…)

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Death to Enaudi

by David on June 20, 2010

Helen’s new laptop came preloaded with some sample music, including some by sub-Nyman minimalist bore, the Italian Enaudi. She’s hurriedly deleting the tracks just in case anyone should think she chose the pap. Posted via email from cloudsoup’s posterous

Donna. Away from home and back again

by David on June 20, 2010

The stupider of our two cats, Donna, went missing on Monday. I came home Tuesday night expecting her to have returned: nothing.  I supposed she’d jump onto the bed in the middle on the night…but she didn’t. We called from (…)

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