Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hello Hadrian

1650-2000. From Oliver Cromwell to the present day. A long time. For the hard of hearing 350 years. Well that’s how long the Romans were in Britain. They arrived in 43 and left in around 400. Something I have to … Continue reading

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Stand by your Man

  Someone we know  has in his sixties left his wife. It happens.  As most of us are never going to die it  is happening more and more. Full on , he has had little to do with  either his … Continue reading

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My Kinda Town

I should get out more. Things had changed and  although I had noticed my cleaner was Polish, my builder was from Ukraine, my waitress from Latvia, the street’s parking  gaulieters  Sub Saharan, my tobacconist  was from the sub continent ,Hindi … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

It had been a quiet day in Gotham City. I had done the rounds of good works, a bowl of soup here, a good word there, nearer to home  an old lady helped across the road. I was settling down … Continue reading

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Much Ado

OK here is the thing. I have a grand daughter who will one day  be a very beautiful and mature  fifteen. I  have a daughter who at that age was  a model. When I was a  young teacher in the … Continue reading

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Interval Party

I went to a matinee  of Pinter’s The Hot House. Brilliant play  and great acting by Simon Russell Beale and John Simm. The usual brew of comic embarrassment, terror, suspense and misery. Great. Since the theatre was  only half full  … Continue reading

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Shock Jocks

An Aussie   radio “shock jock” has been sacked because he asked the Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner(dread word) a hairdresser ,was a  homosexual. Now call me old fashioned, but when  I was a boy not only were all  … Continue reading

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