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A Country Diary: 26

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 10 August 2005

25 July 2005

THE BADGER came to visit again last night. I opened the front door at dusk to throw some porridge out on to the lawn and lo and behold, there was a badger eating the cat’s food. He …

A Country Diary: 25

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 10 August 2005

27 June 2005

I WAS AWAY from on business in town and our neighbour was looking after the hens. On Sunday she called to say that disaster had struck: total wipe-out. But it wasn’t a fox, it was a badger. …

A Country Diary: 24

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 10 August 2005

16 June 2005

THESE SLUGS are getting on my nerves. Every time I go to the vegetable patch, some other plant has been attacked. It’s usually the lettuces (we still haven’t eaten a single letteuce despite having been lovingly cultivating …

Yatton

Posted in Crap Towns Archive on 4 August 2005

Yatton is near Bristol, off the A370 on the way to Weston-Super-Mare (which is itself bound to feature on the crapmap sooner or later).

In Yatton, the bones of children do not grow properly. A typical teenager will appear to …

Yarm

Posted in Crap Towns Archive on 4 August 2005

Highlight: The Flighty Cod chip shop
Lowlight: Waiting to get served in the Black Bull and then tasting the beer afterwards.

Yarm is the worst sort of town: a whited sepulchre.

Superficially, it appears an attractive market town in the …

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