Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Dolls House

The Dolls House Every week  I spend half and hour with an 88  year old widow . She is some one I have vaguely known for thirty years but recently I was aware because of a series of strokes she … Continue reading

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Amsterdam notes and whispers

Travellers tales-Amsterdam notes and whispers We stayed near  the Ann Frankhuis. The queues were  as impressive as they were intimidating. The guide book  tells of a realistic  simulation that the  house puts on to re-enact the immortal two years of … Continue reading

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Travellers Tales- Rijksmuseum

  Travellers Tales- Rijksmuseum Like any big ticking box of tourism this iconic gallery means different things . To my neighbour Ron it’s all about the cycle route which goes through its middle and therefore divorces the two wings in … Continue reading

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Swimming for Putney-Amsterdam

Swimming for Putney –Amsterdam   Over the years I have been to Amsterdam several times. As a young man on rugby tours and stag nights  brothels ,booze and girls were the thing. As a journalist several visits were highlighted with … Continue reading

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Wit and Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom   Over the years I have written millions of words. Occasionally a bon mot appears. Here are  some of my best   Ask not for who the sun shines, it shines for you Life is often unfair … Continue reading

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The Jacket

The Jacket When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. My mother and I were never really … Continue reading

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Mumbling To An Oscar

Mumbling  to an Oscar Epic films, they used to make them. They usually starred Charlton Heston or Omar Sharif and with rationing still a recent memory and foreign travel a distant dream we loved their scope and colour. One of … Continue reading

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