Monthly Archives: January 2014

Happy Ever After

Not Always a Happy Ending   Yesterday the media was  full of the  social media  inspired reunion  of two young men Neil Layborn and John Benjamin. They had first met six years ago on Waterloo Bridge. Then schizophrenic Benjamin with … Continue reading

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Love Hurts

What Can a Poor Girl Do?   OK you’ve made it. You’ve shacked up with one of, if not the, most powerful men in the country. From now on its servants, body guards .private jets. Grovelling, scraping ,all your jokes … Continue reading

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Oh Canada

Its War  Canada is a country where I have two strands of family. A brother and sister with six children plus a great aunt who had four  children and they too went forth and multiplied. Not to mention assorted cousins. … Continue reading

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Oh Teddy Where Art Thou

Hard Wired   Our children made being parents easy. When I see the relationship, emotional , career and mental problems which some children present  we were lucky. But that didn’t mean there were not the odd crisis. Like when Leo … Continue reading

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None Like Him

A man’s a man Burns night, Can you remember. Then you didn’t go. The Spectator had a lovely joke. English and Scottish supporters are fighting outside the gates of heaven. The Almighty steps up. Enough of this nonsense about which … Continue reading

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Whacko!

12 Years a Schoolboy Watching the blood soaked “12 Years a Slave” brought it all back. While the experience of being  at school prior to the abolition of beating in 1987 cannot be compared to the  inhuman  horror of slavery,  … Continue reading

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French Letter

French letter from Soho   For a certain type of Londoner “The French” is as much part of his birthright as his football team, the police station where he was questioned,  his favourite park and where he lost his virginity. … Continue reading

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