Monthly Archives: March 2013

Men are from Mars Women from Westfield

   The other day I was in Waitrose. There are certain things  Vivien will not buy-rillettes, strong cheddar, taramasalata, malt whisky( bad for me?) which force me into a super market. There I saw a couple we know quite well … Continue reading

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Some of My Best Friends

A couple of years ago after a very good party, Leo, my son, confessed that he was worried. He  was convinced  by statistics that ten per cent of the male population was gay but he hadn’t  a clue  which of  … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Hugh Thompson

Actually I have  been conscious of three Hugh Thom(p)sons. I was reminded of their existence  this weekend at our Pride and Prejudice party , when a couple of clever guests  gave me  Hugh Thomson’s drawings for the 1894 edition of Pride … Continue reading

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The Boat Race and Me

The Boat Race and Me This week is Boat Race week. The  Putney boat houses have all week been dominated by the Gods from Oxbridge who like human sky scrapers are so  tall that they seem to reach the sky. … Continue reading

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Raving at the Close

That well known family man and wine critic Dylan Thomas famously penned: Do not go gentle into the good night, Old age should  rave at the close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Well Dylan never lived … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

As dedicated readers know George Rough is a wonderful 90 year old man I go and see every week. I hope I cheer him up and interest him as much he does me. It’s a gold en hour. George  was … Continue reading

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Metrosexuals

At my granddaughter’s christening  Leo, my son, was surrounded by  his friends. It’s one of his strengths that many have been his friends for ten years or more. Like him many are  married, or about to be, some like him … Continue reading

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