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Holidays on the Kerry coast

Jo and I have some incredible friends. I’ve been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to mix with the best kinds of people. I’m not particularly extrovert, and while I sometimes find talking to people I…

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Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

So, my mammoth listen-through of Metal Hammer’s top 100 albums of 2017 begins. My ears have been subjected to 2,275 different artists, according to Last.fm, but I have not heard of any of the first ten bands. Embarrassing. Still, this is the point of doing this, so here we go. Who is at number 100?…

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25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet drinks. They are always disappointing. I don’t know why, but none of the ingredients they use to replace the sugar…

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23/1/2018 Moving on

23/1/2018 Moving on

23/1/2018 Moving on by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby made us this amazing card in honour of a special assembly at School. She moved from the infants school to junior this last term, so the class got together to tell all us parents how they are finding it. The jump between the two…

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22/1/2018 i3

22/1/2018 i3

22/1/2018 i3 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We will need a new car in September once our current lease is up, so we are looking around for something more eco-friendly; both kinder on the environment and the wallet at the same time. I don’t think we can actually do both of those things,…

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21/1/2018 New goggles

21/1/2018 New goggles

21/1/2018 New goggles by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby’s eyes have changed very slightly so new glasses are needed for reading and close work. She’s chosen two pairs from the ‘boys’ selection, because she is not encumbered by the stupidity of gender-specific spectacles. I wouldn’t have let her have the Manchester United glasses…

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20/1/2018 Sushi

20/1/2018 Sushi

20/1/2018 Sushi by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We have had an amazing day today. We’ve headed down to London to see Matilda (which was absolutely incredible) and have had lunch in a Danish-inspired Sushi restaurant called Sticks ‘N’ Sushi. Daft name, amazing food! I cannot tell you how delicious my food was. I…

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