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It’s all about the (sour)dough

Published on 21 June 2019 in ,

About a month or so I was in the kitchen looking at a recipe book for bread, because I was feeling a little bored. I was in a breadmaking rut. And it was time to do something different. It was time to make a sourdough starter.

I work from home

Published on 20 June 2019 in ,

I went up to our acting boss in February 2015 and told her I would soon be leaving London for Manchester. I implied I'd be resigning. Cos that was what I was planning to do. My job was in London. I was moving to Manchester. It made sense. But that wasn't to be. Instead, I started working from home.


Published on 10 June 2019 in ,

It started with a tweet. And ended with a Google search and a fire engine. Also there's some pointless witting on about stuff. Look, it will waste a few minutes of your time, that's the best I can offer.

Good gawd, what’s he going on about now?

Published on 2 April 2019 in , ,

It's not a phrase I have come across very much in my life. At least, not spelt out like that. According to Google's Ngram viewer, usage peaked in the 1920s. Perhaps everyone exclaimed it whilst doing the Charleston or something. I came across it many years later, in a series of Grange Hill novels stocked in my high school library. Books with stories of Ziggy and Whammo and loads of other characters who had long gone from the TV screen. But which I read anyway. And on every page there seemed to be someone whining "Oh Gawd", "Good Gawd", or perhaps just "Gawd!"