Monthly Archives: July 2012

All the Lonely People

Forty years ago I worked as a sports reporter for LBC. The radio station was based in Gough Square near by Dr Johnson’s house ,just off Fleet Street. In the early seventies Fleet Street was still the home of national … Continue reading

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Olympics Comes To Putney

The  road race came through Putney on Saturday. With the Boat Race every year ,Putney could be  called the home of the sporting anti climax. Weeks of build up,you wait on the  river bank,they’re off, they pass you,that’s it,that’s it? … Continue reading

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Mitt the Mutt

So we are meant to love the tax and draft dodger Mitt the Mutt Romney because he is going to bring back the bust of Winston Churchill. OK but after this week in London  when he said there were  “a few … Continue reading

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And They Are Off

You can’t avoid it. The Olympics. On the morning when the nation rang its bell and went tingaling we were in Rodbourne, Wiltshire. A few days of heat had put everyone in good spirits ,even the farmers who had after months of rain  managed … Continue reading

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Step One You Find A Girl

OK, you are smoozing though life. Not in top gear,not in bottom. The road ahead looks OK. Not much to worry about. No particular place to go. The kids are getting on,so are you and so is the wife. You … Continue reading

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Six to Four the Field

Llanboidy,mid Wales. West of Camarthen,north of Whitland. Another country,Welsh is the  first langauge,agriculture still the first and only industry-lemonade and cheese making ,the pottery long gone. The shop has been run by Rodney’s family for  sixty years. It came as … Continue reading

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Ding Dong The Bells

Sometimes you cannot help it. The sun shines. The  ancient church is full. The view over the bay perfect. The men are handsome in their morning suits,the women dashing in their elegant hats. The couple are young,tall, all smiles and … Continue reading

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