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Saturday, March 29, 2014

It's BOXED set!

A boxed set

English, of course, is a language that continuously evolves and there are no ill-advised attempts, as in France, to preserve the language in aspic.  However, one recent evolution is starting to annoy Triple P and that is the way that a collection of, for example, DVDs in a box is described.

A boxed set

Years ago Triple P became aware of the term which then was usually applied to a set of LP records (an opera, for example, or a collection of symphonies) which was called a boxed set.  It was a set of records which had been boxed.

A box set

Today, however, the term being increasingly used is box set.  This is wrong.  It's not a set of boxes.  Perhaps this is some sloppy American way of saying things but it makes Triple P cringe every time he sees it.  Grrr!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Calendar Girl March 2014: Denise Schaefer

Just time to post March's calendar girl before the end of the month.  Here we have the really rather fine form of Miss Denise Schaefer.

Agent Triple P hadn't heard of  Miss Schaefer before but apparently she is a Californian model; although she was born in Lima, Peru.

She triumphantly passes the Triple P "does she look good in a white vest?" test.

Somewhat depressingly, she is just nineteen years old, so doesn't seem to have had time yet to appear in Sports Illustrated, work for Victoria's Secret, launch her own lingerie range or espouse a fashionable charity.  We are sure all these things will come in due course.

She first made an impact last year by appearing in a series of entertaining shots taken in a shoe warehouse whilst advertising shoes, naturally.

She is 5' 10" tall and has a very pleasing 34C-24-34 figure.  She appears to have no unsightly tattoos, we are pleased to see.

She has a nicely pert posterior and very long legs.

From the front elevation she has a rather bigger bust than most models, with a pleasing midsection, a discernable waist, a neat belly button and a face that can do girl next door as well as sultry sex kitten.

She has just appeared in her first short film (in the not very challenging role of "American model") and it will be interesting to see if her career continues to develop, as she doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry yet.  A celebrity boyfriend or music video next, perhaps.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Big Breakfast of the Week 18: Chipolatas from Maurice Jones and Sons

A home cooked effort today with Clarence Court's lovely duck eggs and a new discovery, chipolatas from Maurice Jones & Sons butchers of Oatlands.

We recently discovered the traditional butcher's shop of Maurice Jones in Oatlands, close to Weybridge, about eight miles from where Triple P lives.  We bought some of his sausages, which are made on the premises, and as soon as we had them we went back for more, as they were probably the best sausages we have ever eaten.  When grilled they had almost no fat and didn't shrink like so many supermarket offerings.  

Maurice Jones' sons Russell and Lewis display their prize winning porkers

We have since discovered that they won a prize for best sausages in London and the South East a few years ago.  We also discovered that you have to get to their shop pretty early at the weekend if you want to buy them!  So on our last visit we had to make do with the chipolatas but they were superb too!  Their bacon is equally excellent!