Monthly Archives: September 2012

Can’t Get Used To Losing You

Andy Williams has died aged 84. So much to choose from, but one of the best TV Ads in recent years used Andy’s magnificent voice to great effect. RIP, Andy.

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Pity Poor Bradford

Bradford. It’s the gritty Northern city par excellence. I grew up in nearby Keighley and I know the city well. A place of light and dark. Very David Peace. The city where you met Father Christmas at Busby’s, but also … Continue reading

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You Know My Name

Timothy Taylor’s Best Bitter is the classic Yorkshire pint. It’s been quietly doing the job for generations of drinkers in its no-nonsense, do-your-tie-up-son way. It’s a fine balance of smooth sweetness with a robust backbone of hops. It’s one of … Continue reading


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The Last Of England

Just back from Paris. Big scarves. Bad driving. ┬áCertain Parisians like to dress as Fulhamites weekending in the Cotswolds – all Barbour, Grenson and red corduroy – and until recently this is where they got their clothes. Old England was … Continue reading

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