Monthly Archives: June 2014

Street Party Named Festive

Of course nature was cruel. Saturday was after all the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke. The event that  triggered  the lights going out, the losing of a generation and a second Thirty Years War which created as much … Continue reading

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Harmless Pleasure

For the last ten plus  years  David Fangen has organised a trip to the Globe. This year it was an excellent Julius Caesar. As the Globe’s reputation grows its casts get stronger and stronger and the plays react accordingly. Three … Continue reading

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Old Haunt

Many young people have a strange period between university and real life. A period when  jobs and relationships,  places to live and love affairs are tried out until an acceptable pattern and form is found. Others catch a train quickly … Continue reading

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Promises To Keep

Arundel. W. Sussex. “Valley where the plant horehound grows”. Since William rose and Harold fell; There have been earls at Arundel.” It is here the walk starts. The castle  majestically and the ugly cathedral dominate this  ancient valley as the … Continue reading

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Artiste?Moi? Non!

I am cycling across Hyde Park. England is in bloom but  is out of the World Cup. Not surprisingly the sun isn’t shining. I am on my way to buy coffee beans at the best coffee shop in the world … Continue reading

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Barnet Fair

Fixed Price 1977 was before my very grown up children were born. It was also before Margaret Thatcher had come to power. It was when we all thought the odd burka rather brightened up the place in the same  way … Continue reading

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Stairway to Heaven Blocked

Its obvious that the solution to the growing tide of  Islamaphobia is that we treat everyone as equals. So the other day I decided to treat everyone I saw dressed as a nun like  a sacred daughter of Christ. As … Continue reading

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