Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mind the Adult

The stags in Richmond Park are bellowing. The vine has turned a passionate purple. The nights are longer and colder. The season of mellow fruitfulness is with us. It is time to revisit Gilbert White’s Selborne. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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Night Will Fall

The director of the British Museum Neil Macgregor says the Germans are bewildered by the British obsession with World War II. It’s a r reasonable argument that not enough Britons have taken on board that Germany is probably the most … Continue reading

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Hear All About It

Many drive 4x4s. My mother was a 3×3. My father a 5×3. But this week it was off to an evening billed as a  5×15. Here at the wonderfully converted Tabernacle in North Kensington, five of the literati (supposedly without … Continue reading

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Plan For Victory

“Violent jihadis know their reward will come in heaven, in the shape of 72 virgins – but not apparently if they are killed by women. The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the … Continue reading

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Will Ye Know

Ae fond  kiss As Dr J said of Paradise Lost, we must all say of the will they, wont they go, debate, No man wished it longer. It went on so long that even  Gordon Brown came back from the … Continue reading

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The Class of 64

The  School Rugby XV of 1963 has a place on the wall which holds  all the family pictures- some going back to 1890. Its in-between my mother in the Oxford University tennis team of 1938,and my son’s Latymer Upper 1997/8 … Continue reading

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Royals to the Rescue

Royals to the Rescue With only a few days to go before the breakup of the United Kingdom only the Royals can save us. Of course the announcemant of a royal baby helps but it may not be enough. Prince … Continue reading

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