Take Two with Colin Drury

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IT’S ALL FRENCH TO TUTOR

A small aside to today’s main Diary piece and how’s this for a coincidence?

Helen has her French lessons with a tutor over Skype. The teacher? A bloke living in Paris who originally comes from Sheffield.

FIREWORKS FIT FOR MADGE

And talking of France, Scott Barton - organiser of Sheffield’s annual After Dark firework extravaganza - gets in touch.

“We’ve just discovered,” he says, “the fireworks company we use put on the display for Madonna’s 55th birthday in the south of France this summer. If it’s good enough for Madge then it’s good enough for Sheffield.”

HEIGHT OF SUCCESS

What about those students abseiling down the Arts Tower then?

Thirty-eight daredevils descended the outside of the 250ft building in the name of charity, as reported in this newspaper.

Impressive. This column still struggles simply using the Paternoster lift.

NO GOOSEY GOOSEY GANDER?

Now, here’s a supper club with a difference...

New restaurant Tampa: Sellers Wheel in Arundel Street is hosting an evening meal with a twist: it’s based on nursery rhymes.

That means the menu will include Three Little Pigs (trotter, cheek and belly), Blackbirds In A Pie (actually wood pigeon but don’t worry about the technicalities) and a Humpty Dumpty Special - a truffled egg.

Reliving your childhood through food doesn’t come cheap, though. It’s £36. Takes place November 1 with tickets available now.

AN EGG-STREMELY POOR JOKE

“EGG plant to create 50 new jobs,” The Star reported yesterday.

Not bad for an aubergine.

Thank you and good night.