Monthly Archives: December 2013

Faith and Hope

Faith. During the midnight mass the pew in front was inhabited by a very devout family. One guessed a father and his two grown up children. Every time the congregation  knelt, they knelt longer and lower. Every time a response … Continue reading

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A child is born

A Child is Born Christmas Eve. Midnight mass in Carpentras Cathedral, Provence. Il est  ne le divin enfant.Just north of Avignon the place was packed for the 90  minute celebration. I have to say the Church of England  version is … Continue reading

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Hark the Herald Angel

Tale of Two Carol Concerts From the outside with its grand  classical edifice it is easy to forget how ornate and baroque is the inside. But sitting under the dome at St Pauls with the majestic and glittering mosaics adorning … Continue reading

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Sex in the City

My, My, My Delilah   I don’t know why we read. We should gossip more. The other day someone  I have known for a few years  bumped into me in the street. She is about my age,a retired school teacher … Continue reading

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Big Girls Dont Cry

  The Girls, They Walk  You are a member of the jury. The two Italians, the Grillo Girls( chou bella) who  are accused of ripping off Saatchis credit card for £600K have obviously done something. But like the rest of … Continue reading

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Sad but True

.Ashes to Ashes Putney Vale is the dominant cemetery and crematorium in our area. It is where  among others James Hunt, Arthur Askey, Bobby Moore and Roy Plomley had their funerals.My mother’s ashes are buried in a grave in the … Continue reading

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Call me Ronyon

Nothing underlines the hopelessness of the North Korean regime than the insult “despicable human scum”. This was given to the  uncle of Kim Jong Un(pronounced wanker) who  was executed recently. Now of  course Mao(the cat) was famous for accusing almost … Continue reading

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