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R2D2 gets his reward for good behaviour over the holidays

After a relatively well-behaved holiday season R2D2 was rewarded with a trip out to see The Rise of Skywalker on Saturday night. He’s been increasingly bothersome since we got back from the visit to relatives over Christmas and I’d just

R2D2 gets his reward for good behaviour over the holidays

After a relatively well-behaved holiday season R2D2 was rewarded with a trip out to see The Rise of Skywalker on Saturday night. He’s been increasingly bothersome since we got back from the visit to relatives over Christmas and I’d just

R2D2 isn’t coming to New Year’s Eve

Well, we’ve got as far as New Year’s Eve and R2D2 has been behaving himself. He had a good Christmas, although he did try to sneak away with my prawn cocktail before I took him off the table and put

R2D2 isn’t coming to New Year’s Eve

Well, we’ve got as far as New Year’s Eve and R2D2 has been behaving himself. He had a good Christmas, although he did try to sneak away with my prawn cocktail before I took him off the table and put

R2D2 is glad I have new brake pads

My muse and I have come away for our annual family Christmas break and, naturally, R2D2 had to come with us. C3PO has gone away for the duration of the holiday, who knows where. When I asked when he would

R2D2 is glad I have new brake pads

My muse and I have come away for our annual family Christmas break and, naturally, R2D2 had to come with us. C3PO has gone away for the duration of the holiday, who knows where. When I asked when he would

Who will look after the NHS?

I just went for my flu jab. As I left the nurse the following conversation ensued: ‘Don’t forget to vote tomorrow,’ said I. ‘Is it tomorrow?’ said she. ‘It is,’ said I. ‘Don’t forget to vote for looking after the

Who will look after the NHS?

I just went for my flu jab. As I left the nurse the following conversation ensued: ‘Don’t forget to vote tomorrow,’ said I. ‘Is it tomorrow?’ said she. ‘It is,’ said I. ‘Don’t forget to vote for looking after the

Mitch Benn – Ten Songs to Save The World – review

Listeners to Radio 4 might know Mitch Benn as the guy who used to do the topical music spot on The Now Show on Friday nights. If you don’t know The Now Show it’s a satirical comedy show looking at

Mitch Benn – Ten Songs to Save The World – review

Listeners to Radio 4 might know Mitch Benn as the guy who used to do the topical music spot on The Now Show on Friday nights. If you don’t know The Now Show it’s a satirical comedy show looking at

The unseen divisions in the population around us

It’s been said that the population is divided into two halves and neither is aware of the existence of the other. It’s to do with how people use toilet paper and apparently there are two distinct methods. I’ll not explain

The unseen divisions in the population around us

It’s been said that the population is divided into two halves and neither is aware of the existence of the other. It’s to do with how people use toilet paper and apparently there are two distinct methods. I’ll not explain

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District – book review

By James Rebanks The Shepherd’s Life is just what it says on the cover, a memoir of the life of James Rebanks, the son of a shepherd, as was his father and grandfather and so on for generations. However, it’s

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District – book review

By James Rebanks The Shepherd’s Life is just what it says on the cover, a memoir of the life of James Rebanks, the son of a shepherd, as was his father and grandfather and so on for generations. However, it’s