Monthly Archives: October 2013

They took the road less travelled

The Robert Capa image of Spanish veterans bidding the International Brigade farewell in  1938 haunts me. The clenched fist salute so noble and dated,each proletarian face maps  the whole tragedy of the people’s dream turning into the Franco nightmare..  The … Continue reading

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Special One

The other day an old friend was telling me of his grandson. He is going to win the Tour de France. But he is only five. Proof came in a recent charity event he cycled 2okm. Was that with or … Continue reading

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None Like Us

When Saturday Comes   One way I celebrate the weekend  is by having boiled eggs for breakfast. Good nursery food  complete with toasted  soldiers and dripping butter.  No doubt bad for my poor bleeding heart. Anyway as I was tucking … Continue reading

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Pushy Parents

Gary Lineker is a national treasure. Great  soccer player in his day and now  as  smooth as chocolate as a football commenter. So I was interested  to read his comments  about pushy patents  destroying the English game. Small boys on  … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Chips

Off to the Naval Club just off Berkeley Square. The lunch is to celebrate the century of a favourite History and House master. He has been dead twenty five years but twenty turn up. Good  food which is rare on … Continue reading

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To feast or not to feast

London is even more awash with culture. The digital advances which have allowed great theatre and opera to be played in local cinemas means those who once  ate a bit of culture now and then ,now gorge until their clammy … Continue reading

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Day Out

Let sleeping pictures lie The weekend saw us join our Suffolk cousins Ollie and Legs to beat a pilgrimage to this  year’s Valhalla  for the over 60s , Houghton Hall, North Norfolk. Here is the seat of the once mighty … Continue reading

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