Monthly Archives: October 2015

Antique Road Show

Antiques Road Show   When I went round to George last week he wasn’t there. His neighbour Annette was waiting at the door. George is in hospital, he broke down at  the doctor ‘s surgery and asked me  to  ell … Continue reading

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Secret Lives

Secret Lives A very old friend came round. He often does. As Samuel Johnston would say it’s a great excuse for us to put our feet under the table and  let the current bear our boats back into the past. … Continue reading

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Unnatural Brats

Unnatural Brats There was a time that I used to  do phoning for Age Concern. The idea is that those that didn’t have personal beafriends got at least two phone calls a month. I found quite a few had grown … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch   Here is an old lady in my street. She is 87,she was evacuated as school girl in the War, followed her husband around the country and worked for many y ears as a school teacher. Her family … Continue reading

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Panic off Piazza Unita

Panic off Piazza Unita Why did I do it? Why did I choose such an upmarket boutique hotel? I must have been having one of those New Labour/Cool Britannia fantasies. Did I think that was me, cool, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, techno … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Glory

Breakfast with Glory. Trafalgar Day did not start well. It rained which didn’t help the river bus to Blackfriars. But worse. As an  increasingly bilious Tory, the BBC is designed to annoy me. And so it did on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading

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Tales from Literary Trieste

    Tales from Literary Trieste   They used to make pilgrimages to the real or imagined relics of saints. My favourite being the bread left over from the feeding of the 5000 which Peterborough Cathedral claimed to have.. Way … Continue reading

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