Monthly Archives: January 2011


>Hard to know where to start with John Barry, isn’t it?

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>So, here’s the result of my first-ever go at homebrew – the Brubox ‘London Bitter’ Our Lad got me for Christmas. I followed the (somewhat vague) instructions to the letter, especially the bit about the dangers of the bag bursting … Continue reading

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>The Lion In Winter

>A big sign (hoho) that things are at last progressing for Leytonstone landmark The Red Lion (ex Zulus). Rumour has it that a lot more work is needed refurbishing the old place than was first thought, which may have put … Continue reading

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>American Friends

>Mrs TIW’s uncle and auntie are spending their retirement touring the US in a Fifth Wheel – or the world’s poshest caravan, as it’s also known. You can read about their escapades here. They’ve got an uncanny knack of bringing … Continue reading

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>A King At Night

>The original Tron was baffling for the thirteen-year-old TIW sat in Keighley Picture House. But Our Lad and me were there for the computer animation rather than the confusing but lame storyline. All done on the Foonly supercomputer with its … Continue reading

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>Git Yer Brew On

>When I were but a nipper, my dad was a full-grain homebrewer, boiling the mash in a huge, copper jampot. The aromas of his small-scale efforts filled our street and mingled with those from Timothy Taylor 200 yards down the … Continue reading

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