Monthly Archives: November 2004

Real Lives 2

Along the same lines as my earlier posting… Ma Baker (she taught her four sons) centre stage – as ever. Da family Advertisements

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Real Lives

I've just reaquired an album of photos taken by my mate Mark last year (originals lost in house fire). It's full of often unflattering, but brilliant pictures that give little insights into our lives. This is my favourite. It looks … Continue reading

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Are you gettin’ it?

Belgians in their 60s are a surprisingly sexually active group, according to researchers at the University of Leuven. Almost half those aged between 60 and 69 say they have sex once a week, according to the study reported in Flemish … Continue reading

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Super Suburban Shez

After recently getting back in touch with my old friend Bruce, I met up with another long lost good friend – Shez – last week. It had been a lot longer since I last saw him. I seem to remember … Continue reading

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The Belgian national debt

A couple of weeks ago I took a walk down the canal a few miles from my house and found the Belgian national debt. Just lying there it was… in the form of the Canal du Centre. It was built … Continue reading

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Spoiled rotten

Jake & Ben spent a “really cool” week chez Nan and Grandad last week. They arrived back with new haircuts, new coats and clothes, and new games, having received the prodigal son(s) treatment from the whole family (including aunts and … Continue reading

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Napoleon Meets his Braine

On 18 June 1815, the Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the combined armies of Bl├╝cher and Wellington and a Eurovision legend was born. Though not primarily a song contest, the battle of the bands at Mont-Saint-Jean, Braine l’Alleud, gave rise … Continue reading

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Lad’s Weekend

Both left at home for the holiday weekend (All Saints) by our respective partners, Steve and I were up for a full-on two days of non-stop lad’s stuff. There would be football, beer, more football and more beer, and of … Continue reading

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