Guest blog by Julia LangdonThe trouble with most cats is that they are greedy, indolent and utterly egotistical. They demand impatiently to be fed, according to a strict timetable of their own devising, just in order to go and lie down somewhere in cushioned comfort, preferably in the sun. After some languid attention to grooming, the rest of the day can then be spent in a leisurely f
Professional genealogist Gill Thomas on how to get the best out of a CensusGill Thomas is a professional genealogist who has worked on events such as the Who Do You Think You Are? exhibition, helping the public with queries about how to trace their family history. Like the rest of the world, she’s taken her activities online and offers interactive sessions about how to do
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Rose Lewis on what to plant in AprilThe last couple of weeks I have been planting more and more seeds – I now have more time and along with my allotment – I have also started some in my garden and my window sill. I figure that if I am going to be home all summer, I need extra food for my lunch as well as dinner. The weather has als
James Thellusson1. Withnail & I Once a year, I watch this movie alone with a bottle of wine. The family leave me to it. They understand I have a bromance with a movie about a bromance between two out of work young actors at the tail end of the Swinging Sixties (‘They’re selling hippy wigs in Woolworths, man’). It co
James ThellussonJames Thellusson has put together a list of his favourtite comic novels to take our minds off things. 1.Down with Skool / Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle: If your kids think their education has been ruined by Covid-19 make them read about the trials of Nigel Molesworth because any fule kno St Custard’s is the wo
Torin Douglas ventures into new territory, watching a National Theatre production at homeI’m very grateful to The Chiswick Calendar for telling me that the National Theatre would be live-streaming James Cordern in its huge hit play ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. I watched it go out live - and the play and performances were every bit as funny on the screen as I remembered in
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