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Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap
When I take it out of its box, I’m gratified to see how much it resembles its predecessor – so the instructions are superfluous, right?

Tim Dowling

22, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: I fall asleep thinking about the impossibility of each of the repairs I am facing
Things fall apart … unfortunately there is rather more to know about door handles and cat flaps than I imagined

Tim Dowling

15, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: it’s our 30th wedding anniversary soon – but first a dance with the dustbins
I’ve had hundreds of chances to become a better husband over the years – and I’ve seized none of them

Tim Dowling

08, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: my 2021 in numbers – minus the two courgettes I poisoned my family with
My dad turned 100. I had four vaccinations and played six gigs. One cat died and we acquired another

Tim Dowling

01, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Escape your comfort zone: My voyage through the foods I’ve avidly avoided – from baked beans to Marmite
Despite living in the UK for more than 30 years, there are a handful of popular staples I have doggedly refused to eat. So I take the plunge with prawn cocktail crisps

Tim Dowling

25, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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17 ways with vol au vents
No longer a ‘naff snack’, the pastry cases are very much back. Their versatility is boundless, whether you prefer smoked trout, sausage, seafood or strawberries and cream

Tim Dowling

20, Dec, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Tim Dowling: I’m on my hands and knees, teaching our new cat old tricks
Instructing our kitten to use the cat flap was hard enough … even before it was terrified by two foxes having very loud sex

Tim Dowling

18, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: there’s a must-watch new TV show. But how on Earth do we actually watch it?
New boxes, different packages, passwords … watching TV is a lot more stressful than gazing out of my window

Tim Dowling

11, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: it’s my band’s first gig in months – and I am terrible
Usually when I mess up on stage my bandmates reassure me I played OK. Not this time …

Tim Dowling

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: my laptop’s new lease of life has landed me in a stew
Carrying it under my chin like a teenager, I’m convinced I can use it, watch TV and cook dinner all at once. I can’t …

Tim Dowling

27, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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We are way past peak puppy – it’s time to end the great British dog obsession | Tim Dowling
From ‘pawternity leave’ to Dog TV, and a now a DogPhone that allows your pet to call you, it’s all completely barking, says Guardian columnist Tim Dowling

Tim Dowling

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: we’ve been doing pilates together for a year – and it’s got competitive
The winner is the one who complains the most, thereby sucking up the attention and doing the least actual exercising

Tim Dowling

20, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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