Monthly Archives: November 2014

One Man in His Boots

One Man in His Boots Was it was the last day of autumn or the first day of winter? Either way yesterday I tried a new walk. It ended up barely five miles  from Goring along the Thames  to  just … Continue reading

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Grief oh careless Grief

Grief oh careless Grief As a boy I was up in the Gods the five bob seats watching Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson and the rest ham it up. Then I was bored. Now I am in the swankies costing 200 times … Continue reading

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Bouncing Czechs

Bouncing Czechs   I  am part Czech. I have some dear Czech relatives most of whom as it happens do not live in the Republic.  I have travelled to Prague several times. Like many  I love the place and had … Continue reading

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The Reunion

The Reunion Five people who forty odd years ago were at  university together. Five lives. Three hours together.  Memory lane, no sweeter boulevard, how we swanked, how we talked, how we walked. The  entrepreneur. The magistrate. The survivor. The understated … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Many years ago I was a Labour supporter. Now I deliver for the Tories. In the early seventies I was  canvassing for Labour in the very (then) working class North Kensington. Labour, Labour , Labour they were solid. Then came … Continue reading

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The Bigger They Are

How the media love it. The riches to rags story. See  how they fly, see how they crash. In your little two up two down(with or without an outside loo) you are better off than those gilded butterflies who crash … Continue reading

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Five Go Mad at the Tabernacle

My monthly literary injection at the Tabernacle, Ladbroke Grove. The  5 authors and their 15 minutes. First up is the boy wonder of the Left. Owen Jones. He is not interested in (just)selling books but changing the world. The well … Continue reading

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