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The Kennel Kernel

Tish & tosh & hopefully the odd thing of use. Doubtful though.

  1. Romanians at the Front Gates...

    My partner came back over from doing the 1st wave of the dogs outside to tell me there were 2 foreigners at our front gates. So I lurched off out, uncombed hair, unwashed, having used my T shirt to clean off the BBQ last night, stubble from Friday & half a lit tab dangling from my lips. Wouldn’t be wanting to cut a posh look with potential trouble on a damp Sunday morning just after 7am would we?

    These two 20 male somethings with an amazingly poor command of either spoken or comprehended ...

    Updated 28-06-15 at 18:42 by Editor

  2. Drinking in the East Midlands..

    Been a while since we saw anything new in this corner, so here's a little piece of bollox from me..

    East Midlands is like a poorer vsn of the West Midlands, but with a more Yorkshire accent & a tendency to get called hen, duck, petal or ‘filthy fucking southerner’ depending on the locality. Mostly remembered for the colossal confrontations between the Miners & Mrs Thatcher’s enforcement agents of prime ministerial policy & ambition. They certainly remember it here-mention ...
  3. Terry Pratchett died today

    I loathe a C&P, but I wrote this elsewhere yesterday & I think it has some pertinence

    On this same planet, say around 3 decades ago, post the lovely H2G2, we were back to broadswords & orcs again. With the odd glimmer of freshness from a young writer called Neil Gaiman & his Weaveworld. But the big guns were the series traditionalists like David Eddings & he sold in hardback. The ever aware Victor Gollancz were just adding a new author to ...
  4. what we do & what we're up against

    Cruft's Breeders Competition 2015 yesterday:

    starts at 9:26:21, we're about 4th in. Goes on until 9:37:37 as the rest all make their entrance. Pay attention to the affies, the bernese mountains, the whippets & the pugs who eventually won & the clumbers who IMO were unlucky not have been placed.

    09:40:57 glimpse of us as Judge walks round

    shortlist pull outs at 09:41:46

    shortlist go
  5. 10 Books that have stayed with you or affected you? Part 2

    carried on from:

    I’ve my own memory about the Hobbit. Read to us as a class by the strict Mrs Chiverton during balmy spreading chestnut tree summer afternoons. Bilbo & his barrels. Might be committing a cardinal crime but LOR, whilst enjoyed & I do get the frequently made comment about it not being long enough, never really blew my frock up. The Hobbit on the other hand is charming, ...
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