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No cards this year

I have got quite out of the habit of sending Christmas cards, which makes it all the more unsettling when I receive one ...

The garden dries

Unusually we have a lawn turning brown.  This doesn’t often happen (indeed the parts nearer the foot of the h...

By a whisker…

Actually, Whskr is the other half’s monicker, though she’s doing most of her work under Dash Kitten at prese...

In memoriam

This week saw the passing of Michael Macdonald-Cooper, who was crossword editor of The Independent for a while, and with...