Monthly Archives: March 2014

Entertaining Mr Benn

National Treasure   Wedgwood Benn. A friend of mine has moved into the old politician’s house in Holland Park. Needless to say like  all modern home owners he is doing a lot  to change the home so its just right … Continue reading

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She Was Born To

Some like it Marilyn Two anecdotes about the world’s number one sweetheart and her baseball star  husband Joe DiMaggio. Just before they married , Joe takes his fiancé back to Little Italy to meet his  mama. After a splendid pasta … Continue reading

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Faces in the Crowd

Faces in the Crowd   Sometimes everyday behaviour makes you proud. Today on my local way  I passed the phalanxes of determined mums ushering their youngsters towards their primary school. Like the wildebeest their movements are totally predictable. And why … Continue reading

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A day at a time

 The Day in A Life   The other day our dear cousins from Suffolk stayed. They were in London for the birth of their first grandchild. It was not an easy birth, two weeks late,48 hours  labour, a caesarean  and … Continue reading

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Nightingale by the Pyramid

Next to Little Henry   Any Englishman with more than two good GCSEs(Grade C) while in Rome is  forced to visit the grave of” he whose name was writ on water”, John Keats. He had travelled in 1820 to the … Continue reading

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Yes, Its War

No More Jaw Jaw   Time to get tough with the Ruskies. They are a hard people ,they only  respect the whip  and the boot. So the British government is about to announce a long and strong list of extra … Continue reading

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Always Scribbling

Putney on the Tiber. His mother was born near St Marys by Putney Bridge. His father at the big house in now East Putney. It was a love match but the paterfamilias, a  director of the South Sea Company disapproved. … Continue reading

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