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A Musical 2016

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Duck Face
I learned something last week from a bunch of young people and I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of it before. I am talking about the duck face , an expression that is used by people, usually females, to appear sexy. I know that some women do this, but ...

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Birthday Boy
Well folks, it’s that time of year again – another birthday on Saturday October 8th. I’ve had 53 of these buggers before and this will obviously be my 54th – and to be honest I’ve stopped counting them or getting excited by them – mainly because I know that...

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The Ghost Hunter
Do you believe in ghosts? I don’t really but I have had rather a spooky encounter in the past that could have been a ghost (I’m still not 100% convinced but you could judge for yourself – read about it here ). Maybe there is something in it – maybe not. My ...

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Painful Shoes
Ladies – let me show you two clips! Men – please look away for a few seconds. The first clip is of poor Jen when she sees the shoes of her dreams: The second clip is when she takes the shoes off: I’ve seen this madness first hand. Let me take you back in ti...

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Top Ten Cult Movies
Certain films achieve cult status, the kind of status that acquires a passionate fan base, in a similar way to franchises such as Star Trek where people love them despite their flaws or however dated they seem to be. That doesn’t mean that cult films are ba...

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Pop Music Through The Decades
This year
I’ve been waving goodbye to each month with a musical interlude. The month of May is
going to be treated in the same way but instead of concentrating on one particular artist, I thought I
would do something slightly different and offer a song for ...

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Scary Things
I read a quote recently that has, sort of, inspired me a little. Quotes don’t normally do that but this one has struck a bit of a chord. The quote comes from Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” The idea behind the quote is that a lo...

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The Hypocrite
I have a confession to make and it’s something that regular readers know already. I am a hypocrite. There, I’ve said it. I’m not a total hypocrite and it isn’t a natural part of my personality. It’s just that, sometimes, I find myself behaving in a way that...

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The Wine Snob
I once bought a bottle of wine from an off licence (liquor store if you are American), and it cost 99p. It wasn’t the low price that attracted me to it, it was the name of the wine – something like Cheap Plonk – effectively stating exactly what it was – a v...
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