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August 2007

I am a mmmeateater

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j’aime le beefsteak, originally uploaded by benaston.

I’ve always liked meat. As a young boy I was inspired by Joe, my brother, who would always remind us that, ‘I like mmmeat’. (It’s very important to hold onto the mmm sound to create a delicious onomatopoeic take on the word p.s.)

So, there I was, North End road on a Friday afternoon and everything was shutting down for the day. Dickenson?s Quality Meats, the butcher with a lot of meat in the window caught my eye. In a McFlurry of confusion and in a genuine meat eater frame of mind, I found myself asking for two steaks. That was a bad move. They were huge. And only ?6. Bargainlicious. But being the ever restrained man that I am, I had the presence of mind to sheepishly suggest that perhaps one was enough for the family.


England’s Real Passion

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england’s real passion, originally uploaded by benaston.

And there it was, after months of development, the Land Rover rugby viral premiers at none other than the rather salubrious Twickenham west car park before England romped over Wales later in the afternoon. The website kind of went live at the same time too (minus the game). There it was, on the big screen, and people laughing too; bonus!