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Wednesday 26 March 2008
Chuck Berry doesn't need a dressing room. He jumps out of his car at the back of the 100 Club and runs straight on to the stage, and he disappears in a similar fashion, whisked off into the night while the audience is still applauding and expecting that he might return for a parting shot of "Johnny B Goode". As usual, Chuck does things his own way. There was some surprise, earlier, that he even appeared for the sound check, although he spent most of that in a chair, just watching the band – which includes his son, Chuck Berry Jr, on second guitar.
Saturday 12 January 2008
Rummaging through the dark corners of our freezer last week not only saved me having to dodge sale-crazed shoppers just to get a meal, but also revealed two frosted containers of plump blackcurrants. Quite how we'd forgotten about this treasure trove is a mystery, seeing as they were plucked and stored in the summer of 2006; while I'm a little picky about freshness when it comes to food, any thought of the ruby-jet beads being past their sell-by-date didn't cross my mind. Blackcurrants are one of my favourite fruits, especially when cooked and made into jam or cassis, the vital syrup to make champagne palatable for heathens like me.
Thursday 10 January 2008
The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that it has dropped race-fixing charges against the trainer Alan Berry in the wake of the collapse of the Kieren Fallon trial. Berry, who was charged back in December 2004 with defrauding users of the Betfair betting exchange, was to stand trial at the Old Bailey next week.
Tuesday 13 June 2006
I have developed a nasty, blistery rash on my hands after working in the garden. An American neighbour says it looks like poison ivy. Could I have come into contact with poison ivy in the UK? If not, what else might have caused it?
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