Ijo Pona is the Harrogate Blog of ‘Funny Little Man,’ Andy. This is a bit of an adventure Blog. A Blog with no real direction, but it is fun getting there.

A Different Remembrance

What anniversary falls on the 11th November? It is Remembrance Day. This year it is the 100th anniversary of the guns going silent - for a while. Discussion about today is all through the press. The only thing I will say is: what is remembrance if we do not learn the...

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New, Aye Wear

New Aye Wear // Eyewear. Why would I need glasses? Well, when I went down to London with Mrs Backhouse I was squinting at the train signs, causing me to get a bit flustered. I realised my distance vision needed correcting. Specsavers in Harrogate sorted me out - I...

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October 2018, London

I am wary that this blog, Ijo Pona, is turning in to a 'look what I had for tea' blog - but, I need to talk about Potatoes. London-shaped Potatoes. Me and Mrs Backhouse paid a visit to the capital and spent a long w/e down there. It was fun. The excuse for the visit...

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I thought I would write up a bit about what happened today - Kathryn has gone to bed and it is not yet time for me to hit the hay. It is times like these I feel a deep calm - a sense that all is well with the world - I have my meds to take and a restful night...

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A New Edition Of The Parish News

I managed to record another edition of The Parish News. No biggy - it is something I do every week. This week, I recorded it in my flat with new gear. I have had a Sound Devices MixPre 6 for a number of months now but never really used it for the show - still, makes a...

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W/E “Brownswood Love” Mix

Backhouse & Brownswood - "Brownswood Love." Not a set of Accountants or Solicitors and their trendy start-up enterprise but a DJ Mix. My weekend was a write-off. Pretty much wasted the whole of it working. Still, there were a few good points. I managed to argue...

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