Monthly Archives: December 2014

Your Man In Havana.1 Postcards

Your Man In Hanover The mail from Cuba  was reported to be so slow we didn’t send cards but brought them back. We each chose three scenes which we hope will remain forever.   Trinidad in the south of the … Continue reading

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Who knows England?

Who knows England?   On our world tour all those years ago I came across  in Sri Lanka the story of Englebrecht  the Boer prisoner of war who would not go home because it required accepting British authority. So he … Continue reading

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A Good Winter Sleep

Curzon Soho is one of my favourite cinemas. Almost  equidistant from two of my favourite watering holes , The French House and  the Beaujolais. But that day  there could be no breakfast gin, midday pint or lunch time Burgundy. I … Continue reading

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Hello Big Boy

The trials of Pistorius   for  blasting his babe while she  was on the toilet  and of the Asian British businessman whose wife got murdered on their honeymoon has probably done South Africa as a honey moon destination little good.  Although … Continue reading

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Neither am I

One of the many stories told about the comic genius Peter Cook  concerns a Cambridge reunion. He sees  a contemporary . What are you doing? I am writing a novel. To which  Cook replies, Neither am I. At the beginning … Continue reading

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The End of the West

The Western has it gone West?   Good  versus Evil. White hats against Black. Territory folk should stick together. Annie get your gun. Oh my darling don’t forsake me. What a man’s got to do. Son look after your mom,youre … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights Off

Cold  Friday night in December. I owe Trevor. He is  a Fulham supporter. As part of my debt I must accompany him to watch his team against Watford. They crash zero to five. There is a bit of gallows humour … Continue reading

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