Monday, 31 October 2011
Yet when I said the exact same thing in Tottenham three months ago, apparently THAT'S a criminal offence...
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
I have only just discovered that Blogger has a Spam folder, in which it filters out, but stores, the more obvious spam that is posted in the comments of these posts. However, reading through it, some of the comments there are so personal and human that they can't possibly be spam, and so I can only apologise for the error, and make amends by answering them here now.
Posted by John Finnemore at 7:26 am
Sunday, 16 October 2011
This is from a leaflet about the small Portugese town I am in today:
'The year in which Loule was founded is unsure. There are historians who attribute its foundation to the Carthaginians (404 BC), while others defend a more contemporary origin, accrediting responsibility to the Romans.'
Wow. Like most unbearably smug Englishmen, I have in my time scoffed at American or Australian 'historic buildings' from the 1920s. But the boot's on the other foot now. Round here, if your town only dates back to Roman times, it is disappointingly contemporary...
(The leaflet also tells me, to my inexpressible disappointment, that the town's Museum of Dried Fruit is not open on Sundays.)
Posted by John Finnemore at 11:40 am
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Posted by John Finnemore at 5:12 pm
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Oh, god. That's so hateful I very nearly didn't eat the biscuit.