mike

mike

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It is possible to make a soup out of brussel sprouts and chestnut puree, with an onion base and flavoured with nutmeg.
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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Dear Daisydown, The area I had mentioned stretches from The Houses of Parliament to The Tower of London on the North Bank Sadly the vagrant had been found very close to St Thomas's Hospital which is on the South Bank opposite Parliament. The ...
    7 hours ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Purple witch's Blog "Buzzard in my kitchen".
    Dear Richard, That was my experience. I once went ob a walking holiday and there were twitchers in the party.. Onr would exclaim, 'Look, there's a lesser spotted - its red breast etc," and all I could reply is 'Where's the bird?" There is a sad ...
    8 hours ago
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    Daisydown
    "Daisydown" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    HI Mike, It is hard to know these days whether the people are genuinely homeless or have chosen to be. I get really upset by it and want to help - in fact do help in ways I can't/won't discuss on here but am heavily involved. It used to be a few, ...
    1 day ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Re that reader's letter you quoted, Mike. It's the oldest ploy / gambit / excuse in the book. Anybody in distress, you demonise them, you convince yourself that they've brought it on themselves and deserve all they get. Therefore they don't deserve ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    The vicar had said that Mozart had written his Mass in C in thanksgiving to God -for his wife, Canstanza, had recovered from a fatal illness. The Mass cannot have met with God’s approval for Mozart was struck down soon after its ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Beethoven. On the streets. Beethoven was once arrested for being drunk and disorderly and, no doubt, shouting his head off. He had replied, “But I am Beethoven, the world’s greatest composer.” ‘Pull the other one,” ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Dear Purple Witch One reader's letter in the paper: 'Most of them are drug users, illegal immigrants or simply have spent more than they earned. Charity begins at home and so their family and friends should look after them -or they have been ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    Dear Dolly. There is a historical precedent for historical interpretations of this sort. Do you remember '1066 and all That' I I am sure this goes further back and Shakespeare andthe Bible will be sourced.
    1 day ago
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    Purple witch
    "Purple witch" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    I agree Dolly Mike and Newbie, it is awful that so many people are struggling in poverty or are homeless. My work place is in a building that used to house the local children's centre in our "out in the sticks" village area of the New ...
    2 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Dear Dolly, It is Waitrose locally. I think 'buy to let' has not helped with the housing situation so the problem is closer to home. Dear Newbie, I cannot see how the staff of 'St Martin's-in-the Field' can be involved in any charity ...
    2 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Thank you for this blog, Mike. It's the norm, sadly, to find homeless people huddled on pavements or outside large stores. I never know whether to offer money or food, but generally I do give something. Yes, I agree, Dolly. I've seen on the news ...
    3 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on mike's Blog "night shelters".
    Hi Mike. I went into my bank the other day, and the first thing I saw, was a shopping trolley with a notice asking me to donate food. Now, I'm used to them in supermarkets, but not banks. After a few enquiries, I discovered it was becoming more ...
    3 days ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: "night shelters".
            On Thursday Feb 15, a London paper reported the death of a homeless man in an underpass by Parliament.  The next day, the paper give a more extensive report. A charity called ‘Connections’  had tried to ...
    3 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    Dunno. Finks old cods were lenny the Bruce. The film was made by Guy Rtichie and I think had it the same actors as his comedy crime films.
    4 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    Dear Phlippa Congratulations! This is nothing against Bernard Cornwell at all. He was interviewed on the radio recently and came across as extremely likable. He told us how he met his agent. This was at a party in America and Cornwell ...
    4 days ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 1 year ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 year ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 1 year ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 year ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 1 year ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.