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Friday, 30 August 2013

Clear As Mud

The man from the Ministry in Edinburgh confessed yesterday that it was a ‘gritty problem’. He added:” We have not been able to make great progress. I can tell you, though, that we are at the moment stirring it up a bit. We are taking stock of the situation, but since we haven’t yet taken stock, I cannot say, of course, what we have taken stock of.” It was, he said, “an urgent thing that we should want to see done, but on the longer term basis of urgency.”

Source: 'This England'

Saturday, 17 August 2013

What A Lot Of Rubbish

Nine in ten of us have up to £1,000-worth of unused items in our homes, while one in three has enough clutter to fill an average-sized bedroom, with a third of Britons still hanging on to VHS and tape cassettes. Women tend to feel guilty about ditching clutter, while men become nostalgic when having a clear-out.

found in Saga magazine

Every time I start clearing the clutter and manage to fill a box or two, I get sidetracked and leave the rest for another day. By which time the clutter has grown.

Friday, 2 August 2013

A Serious Enquiry

This may sound silly, but I want to know whether I should keep my eyes open or closed when I kiss my boyfriend. Most of the time my boyfriend has his eyes closed and I don’t know what to do myself.

Letter in the Daily Mirror
from ‘This England’.