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Claire North Posts

What I Did On My Holidays – Montreal Pt.2

Back to my inability to speak French. I have yet to see Mission Impossible 3 in English.  But in French, it was quite clearly a work of towering genius.  I mean, in a totally rubbish […]

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What I Did On My Holidays – Montreal Pt.1

Alas, I went to Montreal before I owned a camera, so this is going to have to be done the ol’ fashioned way… are you sitting comfortably? The gentleman in my life was invited to […]

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Inns of Court pt.2

It has been pointed out to me that there are actually 4 Inns of Court – Middle, Inner, Lincoln and Greys.  However, in my defence, I’d like to point out that Inner is inside Middle, […]

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Inns of Court

… or, ‘guess which BBC Victorian drama was filmed here…?’ There’s a lot to say about the Inns of Court – for a start, there are three of them; Greys Inn, Lincolns Inn and Middle […]

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Vaclav Havel

I was asked, a few months ago, to say what name went with ‘Havel’ in a ‘guess that playwright’ game, and automatically said Vaclav.  It took me a while to figure out why I’d said […]

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Urban Magic 3

So, I haven’t even really got going in talking about Urban Magic 2 – the Midnight Mayor – but feel that, since this is my blog and it is related to all things Urban Magicy, […]

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Henry Mayhew

So, when not writing the adventures of Matthew Swift as Kate Griffin, I write children’s books – the adventures of Horatio Lyle – as Catherine Webb.  (Which you may or may not enjoy, I dunno…?)  […]

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What Makes a Good…?

I have been sat for the last few days in various team-building classes designed to make me and my colleagues better techies.  And while all have been fun, and some have been very productive, I […]

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Production Electrician

So, I’ve been given my next job at RADA for the glorious new term – Production Electrician, also known as Prod LX.  Which is, lets face it, kinda cool, because I really, really like lights.  […]

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Traffic Wardens

Is there any creature more universally loathed in the mythology of all big cities than a traffic warden?  I kinda doubt it.  On the moving-in and moving-out days at my first hall of residence, the […]

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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker – a film that I did not see with my Dad!  Did not see with Dad because it’s neither science fiction nor appropriately silly, nor, in fact, to be perfectly honest, my […]

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Peregrine Falcons

So, there are peregrine falcons nesting on top of Tate Modern.  About six couples, the nice lady from the RNIB with the telescope said, waving me in the general direction of the tower of the […]

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