Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Beautiful Scandal

I love War Memorials. It may come from being only a generation away from  teachers, fathers  and uncles   who went away and fought, so these memorials create a kind of warm guilt which comes from never having been asked  the … Continue reading

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Mean Streets

Down These Mean Streets A Man Must Go As I go around the neighbourhood dispensing good cheer, comfort and the occasional bowl of broth I sometimes have to stop and catch  my breath. When this happens I  sometimes find myself … Continue reading

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Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero    I have now seen  latest heart throb Canadian Ryan Gosling in three films. Blue Valentine, Drive and the best and latest The Place beyond the Pines. In all he plays a working class guy, untrained in … Continue reading

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Low Life by Putney Bridge

  We have all past Ray Cole’s second hand book shop on the way to Putney Bridge station.  Its a great shop and deserves supporting.  Ray is a real character, always smiling, ducking and diving, a warehouse full of second … Continue reading

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Briefs in a Twist

  How we loved LA Law. The handsome devils, righting wrongs, taking on the bad guys, getting in touch with their feminine sides, having affairs, trying to do what was right but being oh so human at the same time. … Continue reading

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Mummy’s Boys

Old Ma Kray knew her boys were a bit rough but they never forgot her birthday and they would always come round if there was a problem and it would be quickly sorted. She never believed the stories. And when … Continue reading

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Thatcher Breakfast

Thatcher Breakfast-Full English-What Else?   One  again a Happy Band of Brothers gathered for a trencherman’s  breakfast feast at the Hope in Smithfield. To celebrate our great leader in a style which  was as English as the Common Prayer and … Continue reading

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