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Shute Barrington

All my fans are always asking me for the recipe for Shute Barrington, despite the fact that I have carefully guarded its secret ever since I invented it around ten minutes ago. Finally I yield, super-fans! Do as you will. … Continue reading

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So Very Long 2017

Those of you who have been with me a while will know that I like to close each year by documenting some of my experiences in an oblique way that really has meaning only for myself. 2016 was full of … Continue reading

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A New Old Aspect

In a characteristically glacial way, things are looking up here at FaceOmeter towers. There’s a new writing collaboration which I’m quite keen on, I trekked over to West Wales so that I could watch the Dapper Swindler melting a cheese … Continue reading

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Of Owls and Memories

Ten years ago to the day I took the Pilot V7 which is always in my right-hand trouser pocket and I drew an owl on my forearm. I can’t remember where I was, nor who with, but I remember there … Continue reading

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Enter the Jamsman

I’ve been fooling around with preserves lately. Don’t believe me? I have an instagram account solely for jam. It’s that serious. I moved house last year, and the new place came with a secret fruit garden. That is to say, … Continue reading

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Woodsmoke

Homebase tried to give me a parking ticket for parking legally at their shop in order to buy a wood-burning chimenea thing. The fact that they cancelled the charge and acknowledged their mistake says a lot about wood-burning chimeneas. Woodsmoke … Continue reading

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Moving WordPress Around

Oh? You mean you didn’t notice that this was a wordpress site? Yes, I’ve hidden it really well up until now, haven’t I? Instead of writing songs or playing shows or doing any of that overrated stuff, I decided to … Continue reading

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Fusion

Long-time readers will remember that as well as being the ultimate home for alt-folk/folkantifolk singer-songwriting, this is also a pioneering recipe blog. It’s been a while since I posted any of my gems, but I’ve just had a good 24hrs … Continue reading

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Writers Retreat

Carefully removing the wedding ribbon from the car, The Dapper Swindler and I leapt out of London for an entirely platonic Valentine’s Day Long Weekend in an isolated cabin on the Jurassic Coast. The day was gray, and the first … Continue reading

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Rebellious Subtitles

Like any good trekkie, I’ve turned the subtitles on for my fifth or sixth rewatch of Voyager so that I can be sure I’m not missing the spelling of any important names/people. There’s plenty of important ways in which subtitles … Continue reading

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