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Beachcombed 13 July 1, 2011

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Dear Readers, 1 July

June was the month in which Jessica the beloved family aupair went home, the month that a clan of mice set up shop under the stairs and were defeated by peanut butter and humane mouse traps and the month that Beach had several troubling dreams about a Mesopotamian mother goddess called Lindsey (with an ‘a’ or an ‘e’?).

The most popular and controversial post this month in terms of hits and emails was, perhaps strangely, Bishop Q, closely followed by the Green Demon at Quimper. Beachcombing’s personal favourite was the Lost Dauphin’s Heart: but, as he has often noted in the past, there is no accounting for taste. The most embarassing mistake of the month was, meanwhile, spelling sans-culottes wrong (thanks Ludovic) and saying that the vegetable orchestra was from Vietnam (they are from Vienna!): we live and we learn…. Beachcombing also tentatively slaps himself on the back for finding a new source for the Buckland heart-eating episode.

Beachcombing’s offworld but online gem of June was A Man Called DaDa the only blog that actually makes Beach laugh out loud – it’s the pictures and fatherhood that do it. Beach has been slurping up DaDa for a while now, but new to him was the Anatomy of Norbiton. Don’t read if you are in barren middle age and you happen to have a pistol lying around.  It depresses, but is v. v. well written.

Now to the comments… Follow for new contributions.

Maximilian’s Shirt:

St Andrew:

Indian Coins in Ethiopia:

Torturing Guy:

Christian Orgies:

Bishop Q:

Roman Cat:

Historical Oaks:

King Arthur in Australia:

Eating a French King’s Heart:

Leonardo’s Tank:

Giving Birth in a Coffin:

Roman Remains:

Monster in Spain:

Strange Riots:

Churchill Buries Chamberlain:

Animal Effigies:

Bizarre Musical Instruments:

Ancient Beliefs in Modern Egypt:

Impostor:

Cyclops Origins:

Green Devil of Quimper:

Dauphin’s Heart:

Against All Odds:

Happy July to you all!