Monthly Archives: March 2015

Up Close

After journeys to the  frontier delights of fringe theatre at the Bush(racism), Southwark (underage sex)and Orange Tree( third world politics) it was off to the Donmar. A theatre that the oh so nasty Daily Mail calls “London theatres smuggest boutique”. … Continue reading

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Top Guns

Years ago a neighbour was setting up a pyramid selling scheme. If I remember it was in water filters-of which no hygiene conscious household could be without. Anyway he invited me around, a drink or two was had, and then … Continue reading

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When Poppa met JD

When JD met Poppa A year or so  ago I found out that two of my literary heroes ,Phillip Roth and Primo Levy had  a relationship.  Now I have  found out that Earnest Hemingway famously met JD Salinger. This courtesy … Continue reading

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Dan the Man

Lovely spring day. A slight breeze, the chill from the North still in the air but strong sunshine. No harvest breeze but jolly boating weather. Cycling back from the dentist along the  Putney Embankmnet.10 am and the two Cambridge University … Continue reading

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Happy Days

Old Boys Old Tunes The weekend of the the old boys reunion. My decade the 60s was being featured. First the rugby ,the  broker,teacher and journalist spent the day drinking red wine and watching the rugby. Great day, great rugby. … Continue reading

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Heart of England

The heart of England. Not its metropolis ,the royal river,gentle downs,  wild moors or  deep cliffs but Northamptonshire.  Between Northampton and Bedford, one famous for its shoes and rugby team the other known for making bricks  and its favourite son … Continue reading

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Collection Box

AS Descartes might have said, I collect therefore I am.  Postcards,ephemara, commemorative memorabilia, first world war ceramics, face masks, wooden toys, .,badges, beer bottles. I am not alone. Most of that list are collected by many others. Not least the … Continue reading

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