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  • Articulate Your Life HINT: Dog Eat Dog
    other guy then you will probably come off better and people say yes like I say people say this about the world and it s to do with things with four legs and that bark and they What you should say Adam and the Ants s first big hit Top of the Pops MICHAEL PALIN And then set up a drum beat accordingly by thwacking your palms against your thighs

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/dog-eat-dog-hint (2016-02-11)
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  • Was Sherlock Holmes Britain’s first superhero?
    powers When it comes down to it the detective may well have explained away his reasoning as a process of small logical steps but the fact is that it is simply not normal to be able to tell a man s occupation from the way that he reaches to adjust his hat He lived within society but apart The eternal outsider unable to fit in due to his essential difference from the rest of mankind Holmes formed a relationship with Watson but it was never an equal one his much commented upon admiration for Irene Adler can be boiled down to one thing professional respect for a supervillain He was the go to man for the stuff the authorities couldn t handle This needs little explanation Superheroes have one role to be society s last line of defence against the ultimate bogeyman be he Lex Luther The Green Goblin or Colonel Sebastian Moran He was subject to constant credibility stretching plotlines The books are fantastic reads the characters timeless But the plots can be pure comic book even in the most well regarded stories In The Red Headed League one of the best the plot hinges on a red headed man being dim enough to be lured from his shop above the bank vaults on the pretext that a society for the advancement of red headed men wishes to pay him handsomely to sit in an office copying out an encyclopaedia in longhand That s like something from one of the more lighthearted Judge Dredd strips He wore a cape and a silly hat Clear evidence Granted we know that the character s look has been interpreted and re interpreted several times often straying far from the original incarnation But then so has Batman Speaking of which He has been

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/sherlock-holmes-was-superhero (2016-02-11)
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  • Autumn giveaway: ‘AAAAAAAAIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!! for Shout!
    the competition entries below You ll get your prize in plenty of time for whatever pre Christmas get together shindigs you might have planned or to gift wrap ready for a pride of place spot when the tree goes up And that s not all Because we ll package them up together with the LOGO Board Game the original number one best seller that EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE If you ve not seen LOGO before where have you been then there s more about it over on our LOGO pages here So what do you do to win this princely pair of prizes that are together worth over 60 RRP Well you ll need a Twitter account but aside from that it s as magically simple as Shout itself Use our Rafflecopter giveaway thingummy doo dah widget below to shout about Shout It ll prompt you to Tweet a good vocal AAAAAAAAAAIIIEEEEEEEE to get our attention and to put your name in the hat You can change your shout to YIIIIKESS or even a blood curdling AARGHHH if you like but don t edit the rest of the Tweet or the link or we can t include you in the

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/shout-for-shout-competition (2016-02-11)
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  • Drumond Park
    the moment but we re busy writing them come back soon Drumond Park Games is a division of The Vivid Toy and Games Group Copyright 2015 Drumond Developments Limited Terms

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/t_from_the_games?o=9 (2016-02-11)
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  • See in 2016 with this year’s last big board games giveaway!
    very last game giveaway of 2015 We ve chosen a pair of TV themed humdingers for the prizes this time round so pay attention To start off with there s Family Fortunes If you ve ever switched on a TV set you ll know how Family Fortunes works and you ll have already twigged how it translates into a brilliant family game to play at home You ll also naturally be expecting an electronic buzzer that goes UH UH and WE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU In fact you can visit our Family Fortunes page here on the site to tinker with a web version of said buzzer And to continue the theme there will be Logo s The Best of TV and Movies One of the most popular board games we ve ever produced this is bursting with hundreds upon hundreds of fun and fiendish questions about the programmes and films you know and love You can find out more about The Best of TV and Movies here Ready to win Dig out your Twitter account then and off we go Enter the magic giveaway portal via our wizzy Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you ll be up

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/tv-movies-family-fortunes-giveaway (2016-02-11)
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  • Social etiquette problems solved - via Articulate and Articulate Your Life
    house rules that would have been better agreed in advance Who s driving next week The state that the toilet s been left in Whatever the issue you are left with an agonising decision Do you say something And if so how do you broach the topic Fear not Past masters at games evenings that we are here at Drumond Park we have the perfect solution for you In the form of our subtle solve your social etiquette problems Articulate and Articulate Your Life blank cards What you need to do Identify the issue that needs to be quietly and tactfully communicated to the person in question Suggest a game of either Articulate or Articulate Your Life Excuse yourself to go use the computer Download the relevant blank card from the template provided on this page Overlay your message using some graphics software matching exactly the fonts that we use for the question cards Print out on a good quality colour printer on some card Nobody will be able to tell the difference honest Take the whole pack of question cards and insert yours at the exact point where it will then find itself at the front when it s

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/articulate-cards (2016-02-11)
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  • Things we love: 'You Sank My Ship'
    interviewed for our Portugese home cooking games evening piece Lucy s cartoon collaboration with Marco Antonio is a regular slice of internet foolishness a running gag that does exactly what it says on the tin And it does run and run This one is number 77 so you ve plenty more to catch up on over the weekend It features a desert island coconuts and ummm monkey poo Enjoy Drumond

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  • Best holiday destinations: David 'Dad's Army' Croft's holiday cottage
    hotel suite in Britain LOGO Billionaire and a holiday let with a great cinema room Best of TV Movies So with Best of British on our minds where next One man who epitomised the spirit of Best of British was David Croft If you can t quite place the name picture the credit sequences from the golden age of British sit com With regular collaborators Jimmy Perry and Jeremy Lloyd Croft was behind an astonishing string of hits Dad s Army Are You Being Served Hi di Hi Allo Allo to name but four David Croft passed away in 2011 but you can rent his cosy beyond belief cottage on the North Norfolk coast and settle down for the evening in the living room where he d compose his scripts for Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier Clive Dunn et al And could there be a more appropriate venue to play Best of British than the place in which Dad s Army was written It s a snuggledy two bedroomed retreat but for a bit of extra space there s miles upon miles of golden sanded North Norfolk beach just outside the garden gate and as the main image shows it s not exactly packed If you want to play your board games with a bigger group then the same holiday letting company will rent you Admiral Nelson s old place in nearby Burnham Thorpe they appear to have a Best of British theme thing going on over there We ll leave you to set up your board in front of the open fire settle down on the antique furniture even have a go at composing a few Home Guard themed one liners at that desk In the meantime we ll put 3 Sawpit Cottages on our list of best holiday

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/dads-army-holiday-cottage (2016-02-11)
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