Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hello Sailor.

Privates on  Parade(and bless, there were a few) is a smash hit show  in London which closes on Saturday. How couldn’t you love it.  Any one who went to an all male boarding school knows all about the Shakespearean ambiguity … Continue reading

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It Won The War.

Every week I go and see 90 year old George Rough. A wonderful old chap who  has lived in Putney all his life  except for the four years he was away playing his part in Hitler’s downfall. He didn’t see his daughter until she was three. He still hates Churchill for all the unkept promises … Continue reading

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Now this is the law of the jungle

Middle aged sex hasn’t got a lot of fans. It should be neither seen nor heard. But its part of the scheme of things . Men going or gone to seed try and seduce ladies whose rose is drooping at best. Ladies who gave … Continue reading

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Its a wonderful world

A few years ago Vivien and I went round the world. It took us eleven months and we visited 12 countries. Now there is some discussion about whether travel broadens or narrows the mind. Does the exposure to new experiences , culture and habits  change you, or, does in … Continue reading

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Blood Money

I don’t believe in ghosts. But I acquired one last week. William Bellamy. I know his name and roughly how old he is-120. He could be one of  sixteen William Bellamys. Four who lived in the London area and a similar  number cam from Birmingham. … Continue reading

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Its The Idea Not the Size

Most  never have one good idea. Some are spoilt. And some have just the one. Roy Plumley had Desert Island Discs. Small man ,lived in a nice house by the river in Putney  Had a Chinese wife. I interviewed him once. Small man. Later when I was  editing a … Continue reading

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My NHS Story

After the scandal of Stafford Hospital where its now official that 1200 died because of the neglect of nurses,the incompetence of doctors and the complete uselessness of managers, we can all tell our NHS horror story. Remember only in the summer, in the Olympic opening ceremony , the … Continue reading

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