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As the son of a shepherd, I have always detested the phrase “sheeple”, used to describe the “group think” of people who unquestioningly accept as true whatever their political leaders say, adopt popular opinion as their own without scrutiny, or … Continue reading

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The wooden spoon mystery

Lunchtime: phone rings. “The post has been. Did you order a wooden spoon?” A what? “A wooden spoon.” Um no. Why (frantically checking Amazon) would I have ordered a wooden spoon? “Well, a parcel has arrived, addressed to you, and … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot…

Today was the second attempt at a “smart meter” installation. This meant considerable disruption: the second afternoon taken off work to be at the house to greet the much-vaunted, never seen, engineer. The first time it happened, at least there … Continue reading

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