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  1. My Secret History by Paul Theroux. I'm really enjoying this, I've read some of his travel writing in the past but this is my first foray into his fiction. I'll have to seek out some more.
  2. I know you weren't asking me but here you go: https://www.thepostmillennial.com/exclusive-15-year-old-alleged-victim-of-jessica-yaniv-speaks-out/ Your defence of this individual is making you look a bit ridiculous.
  3. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee. An account of a truly epic walk taken in the 1930s. I'm loving this, I've read Cider With Rosie a couple of times but never really considered this one until it popped up recently as a Kindle deal and I think it might be the better of the two. Absolutely hilarious in places.
  4. If you're making a special trip it might be worth giving them a call first. http://www.ecclesallfisheries.co.uk
  5. My husband likes kippers, he sometimes gets them from our local fishmonger next to the Prince of Wales on Ecclesall Road South. I don't eat them but they must be authentic if he buys them, he wouldn't accept anything else. Waitrose in Sheffield often has Craster kippers.
  6. That and boundary changes, the constituency includes Stannington now.
  7. It's a bit more expensive than most other Chinese/Japanese places but the food's a cut above too. Having said that it was always busy when we went and occasionally we struggled to get a booking which suggests people will pay for it. I'll be devastated if it's gone for good.
  8. Faces in the Water by Janet Frame. Where to start ... This a semi-autobiographical novel about mental illness and life in psychiatric hospitals in New Zealand in the 1950s. Uncompromising fare, strangely beautiful but stark and bleak, especially so as the author's real experiences form part of the narrative. Amazing but not a comfortable read.
  9. I hope you're right. But I was under the impression if he lasts until the next GE he's considered to have completed a term and can claim.
  10. The more cynical among us are saying the postponement is so he can hang on until a general election forces him out, then he can collect his severance pay.
  11. The Snakes by Sadie Jones. Family drama. This is ok but not brilliant. A while back I read The Outcast by the same author and really enjoyed it but this one isn't in the same league, it's just ok. No Mistaking Corker by Monica Edwards. A re-read of a kid's book that I read as a kid, along with many other books by Monica Edwards. Great! Deeply old fashioned but that's part of its charm.
  12. Recently finished Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver, a tale of murder and madness set in the Fens in Edwardian times. A great read and very, well ... Fenny would be the word I suppose. Dank air, rotting vegetation and eels. Lots of eels. Just started The Places In Between by Rory Stewart, a chronicle of his walk across Afghanistan. Good so far.
  13. There's been a lengthy piece on the Victoria Derbyshire programme this morning, will be coming to an iPlayer near you soon!
  14. Magid is an MEP, I don't think he can stand for the UK parliament as well. She's MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, and before that Hillsborough. I've lived in Hallam since 1990 and don't think we've ever had a Labour MP in all those years.
  15. I do hope you'll thoroughly check out anyone who might take you up on this. BTW an 8 day trip to San Francisco, New York and Las Vegas makes me exhausted just thinking about it, you'll spend more time travelling than seeing anything!
  16. A lot of elderly people shop on Thursdays, it seems to be a "thing" for that age group. Sainsburys is always rammed with elderly shoppers on Thursdays. This mystifies me.
  17. We see them quite regularly here in S11. I was hanging out my washing one sunny afternoon and a fox trotted across the lawn a few feet away from me, totally unconcerned.
  18. I live in S11 and brought my children up here, I think it would suit your requirements very well. One thing I would advise though, avoid the roads leading directly off Ecclesall Road unless you want to be surrounded by students.
  19. We went, we were lucky and only had to queue for an hour or so. The figures were impressive but, size of the figures aside, it was a fairly small exhibition and we only spent about 15 minutes inside. I think you get moved on after 20 minutes anyway. So all in all, a lot of queuing for a relatively small reward.
  20. Does anyone know what's been happening in this area the last couple of days? We've heard reports of armed police and roads closed off but we can't find any information. Our son lives round the corner from one of the incidents but he doesn't know what's going on either. He's a little disconcerted as are we.
  21. He posted an update on his website today which was shared on the Facebook group for my postcode. It was a masterpiece of self-pity and arrogance. I guess he subsequently thought better of it because it's now been taken down but I hope plenty of people saw it because it was a valuable insight into his thinking.
  22. This has been looked into There are quite strict criteria under which this could be set in motion and unfortunately those haven't been met. Yet.
  23. Please don't wear reading glasses if you don't need them, you can damage your sight. If your partner insists on this he's being a ****.
  24. Sad news, Music for the Jilted Generation is one of my all time favourite albums. By all accounts he was a genuinely nice guy.
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