Monthly Archives: November 2015

Third Man

Third Man He was brought up in the bosom of the establishment. His family  home was a seven bed roomed manor house in deepest Shropshire. Cricket and dog loving to this very day. He went to fee paying prep school … Continue reading

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Gender Bender

Going on a Gender Bender For some time I have been in touch with my feminine side. But now I realise this is not enough . I must cross the great gender divide, I must move on. Not least because … Continue reading

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Saints Alive

Saints Alive   The news that the monks of Glastonbury made up the story about Alfred being buried at their monastery is hardly shocking. Pilgrimage was  the tourism of the Middle Ages and cathedrals and monasteries competed to have the … Continue reading

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Prize Winner

Nobel Prize As every grandparent knows their grandchild is the best, brightest,fastest. most intelligent, most beautiful and any other superlative you can think of.So it is with Octavia Rose Thompson aged three who stayed over last weekend. There is no … Continue reading

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Jobs Worth

Jobs Worth Steve Jobs  of Apple was one of  the great modern entrepreneurs. Small wonder several books,TV docs and now a feature film have been made about him. In many ways  in the film he comes across as the classic … Continue reading

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Je Suis Chien

Je Suis Chien The world of dog lovers has opened its heart out to Diesel the French police dog who died in the shoot out in St Denis last week. The  seven year old Belgian shepherd died “ trying to … Continue reading

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Open Wider

Open Wider   You spend the first half of your life working for your mortgage company,the second half for your dentist. Like most Englishmen  I resent my dentist. The NHS has meant we pay nothing up front to our doctors … Continue reading

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