Category Archives: Assorted

There ain’t no party like an army party

I think we’re all sometimes guilty of generalisation. Not in a Clarkson way, but if you get invited to a party on an army base with your brother who is in the forces, and his vodka loving wife, you could … Continue reading

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Pendle Forest Cricket Club Beer Festival: It’s OK, you don’t have to like cricket

It’s folklore in the Blackburn family that there were some disagreements about whether my parents wanted a boy or a girl as their first born. It is claimed that my Dad wanted a boy so that he could play cricket … Continue reading

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Vilnius: The underground city that’s not just for cool people

I don’t usually pick my holidays on the strength of forum posts on Up the Clarets. As Neil and Dave have lived in Warsaw for several years now, planning a city break has usually revolved around finding out when Neil … Continue reading

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A summer of firsts

It feels slightly strange to be sat here with the curtains drawn and the heating on when I can still smell suncream, but here we are. It’s been a glorious British summer, topped off with two scorching weeks in Europe, … Continue reading

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Insanity, Dickens & Twitter. What a combo.

OK, resolution no. 3 was temporarily broken. I’m back on track, so lets move swiftly on… No. 4 – Try Insanity The first I’d ever heard of Insanity was several months ago when I called in at my sisters for … Continue reading

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New years resolutions in full swing? Hmm…

Well at the risk of being uninventive, it makes sense to me to kickstart the year and the first blog in months with a piece about the New Year. I started 2014 with pretty much the same ideas I have … Continue reading

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Bankrupt on bank holiday

So it’s Thursday night, and the eve of my last day at work before a blissful two full weeks out of the office. I’m celebrating with a can of Carlsberg and a home cooked meal. Even though I deliberated long … Continue reading

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