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Photo-a-day 363: Obstacle course

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I surely can’t be the only person who finds it irritating when supermarkets decide to turn themselves into obstacle courses by bringing out every roll cage, pallet and cleaning trolley from their warehouse and abandoning them in the aisles…! It’s especially annoying when they line pallets along one side of an aisle, blocking access to all of the shelves on that side.

In an apparently litigious culture, it’s a wonder these retailers aren’t sued every five minutes by shoppers tripping over the unattended cardboard boxes that are frequently found littering the aisles.

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Photo-a-day 362: The Killing

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Wendy bought me the second season of The Killing on DVD for Christmas, and I’m already fairly well into it…! I loved the first season; it was truly superlative TV. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you really should find the time! I’m very much enjoying this second season too.

I came late to The Killing, only catching up with it a couple of months ago when it appeared on Netflix… which meant that I devoured the whole series in no time at all! I then got such strong withdrawal symptoms that I started watching the US remake… which was truly awful!

Iain Dale blogged about Borgen earlier today, which is another series I’ve heard consistently brilliant things about, but haven’t yet found the time to watch. Perhaps it should be my next box set…!

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Weekend read: Traffic at LaGuardia Airport, New York

My recommended read this weekend is a fascinating profile in GQ of the air traffic controllers at LaGuardia Airport in New York. It’s a few years out of date now, and I’m not sure if they still work under quite the same conditions… but it’s arresting to think that they ever did!

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