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  • Webcurios 02/07/21 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Have you all gone and bet the farm on Gareth’s Plucky Young Lions? I might have to do that myself, seeing as it’s the only way in which I can render England’s increasingly-inevitable-looking Euros victory in any way palatable. I imagine you’re all really happy and excited – I wish I could share your joy,…

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  • Webcurios 25/06/21 - Reading Time: 32 minutes Oh hi everyone! Hi! There you are! Summer has somewhat taken its gloves off in Rome this week; it feels like 35 degrees in the shade here, which you might think sounds nice until you remember that rather than lying on a beach in this heat you’re in fact expected to just carry on with…

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  • Webcurios 18/06/21 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Hello! Have we all been enjoying the football? Have we all been laughing at the new channel? Have we all gotten over our Prime Minister once again being forced to backtrack on his overoptimistic promises but definitely, absolutely guaranteeing that that will be the very last time??? Good! Who says that collective experience is dead…

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  • Webcurios 11/06/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Hi everyone! Hi! ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE FOOTBALLS? It’s slightly odd not being in the UK for a major football tournament and therefore not feeling the same mixture of terror that England will finally win one and that I will never hear the fcuking end of it, and excitement at the national soul-searching and…

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  • Webcurios 04/06/21 - Reading Time: 33 minutes SALVE! Benvenuti a una nuova edizione di Web Curios, la rubrica settimanale di ‘cose che ho trovato sull’internet’ piu’ comprensiva (o almeno piu menefreghista dal punto di vista editoriale) del mondo! Actually, no, let’s not do that; I don’t think I can afford to alienate all 17 of you by suddenly pivoting to Italian (and…

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  • Webcurios 21/05/21 - Reading Time: 36 minutes HI EVERYONE! Slightly early this week as I have a lunch reservation to get to – yes, I know you don’t give a flying one about my movements, but I feel I ought to justify the slightly cobbled-together nature of this week’s roundup. I mean, it’s still good (a word I have taken to using as…

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  • Webcurios 14/05/21 - Reading Time: 30 minutes HI! HI EVERYONE! It’s…it’s been a bit of a struggle this week, I’ll admit, mainly as a result of my having been out three nights on the bounce for the first time in over a year and having slightly lost the hang of hangovers rather; still, in a way it’s slightly-comforting to be sitting here…

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  • Webcurios 07/05/21 - Reading Time: 35 minutes You’re lucky to be getting this, if I’m honest with you (‘lucky’ is doing a lot of work here, I realise) – I feel a bit iffy after vaxx #2, but figured that the only thing that was likely to make me feel worse than the jab was being backed up for another week with…

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  • Webcurios 30/04/21 - Reading Time: 37 minutes HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Except of course those of you who are either not fortunate enough to get bank holidays off, or who are freelancers for whom the term means nothing other than NO MONEY, or who are foreign and for whom the entire concept is meaningless! Hello! Thanks to everyone who said nice…

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  • Webcurios 23/04/21 - Reading Time: 35 minutes Hello! Well, it’s been…er…Jesus, it’s been 9 months. 9 MONTHS! How are you all? Or at least those of you who’ve not taken the opportunity to put a hard block on these emails by now. Are you all…ok? No, of course you’re not, we’re all fcuked by over a year of death and misery and…

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