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Health and safety insanity appears to be international

I’ve been browsing through all those random photographs on my phone and found a striking one. I always thought that Britain as extensive health and safety warnings but I’ve found a photo taken in the Netherlands that may just top … Continue reading

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Charly’s two bit of (rather offensive) wisdom for the day

(Disclaimer: If you happen to be Dutch, residing outside Amsterdam and are easily offended I strongly advise you not to read any further. The views and opinions expressed in this posting are those of Charly and do not in any way represent my … Continue reading

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When was the inch redefined?

Shopping for clothes isn’t anything fun if you’re not in the weird shape the textile industry caters to (not that I’m unshapely it’s just the contribution of the normal range of adipose tissue that appears to be the problem here). … Continue reading

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Help! My gaydar needs an update

As you may have guessed already I’ve been in the Netherlands recently but what I haven’t told you yet is the fact that my British calibrated gaydar is close to useless in the Netherlands. Using British standards to detect gayness … Continue reading

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Now what goes down the drain…

… you’re being charged for in England. At least this is how I thought the water bill system works out. It doesn’t. It works in ridiculous ways. As the studio I live in is located in a fairly old house … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to correct a typo? Or: so much failure in one letter

Mim had received her council tax notification. (Council tax is the tax the residents of Great Britain pay for the value of the property, incl. rented property. Full time students exempt). The address including the flat number have been spelt … Continue reading

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has anyone ever tried to pull that off at an airport?

I was thinking about the security searches at airports which may go all the way down to the underwear. Has anyone ever asked the security personnel (which should be of the same sex as the passenger) whether they enjoyed it … Continue reading

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