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My life as a dog: the peculiar luxury of doors

Call me old-fashioned, but I like doors and think every house should have them. On my way home from the swimming club as a child, I’d often visit my next-door neighbours, a nice old couple who loved playing canasta, and who owned an ancient Triumph Dolomite and deep chairs with high backs, which you could … Continue reading

Turning over a new coin: the modern curse of mixed idioms and phrases

A creeping war of annihilation against the English language is reducing me to tears. I’m not trying to pin you to a promise, but the next time there’s a white elephant in the room, will you grab it with open arms? And don’t try to wriggle off the hook. If you do, I want you … Continue reading

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