Monthly Archives: February 2016

Berwick upon Tweed-Notes and Whispers

Berwick upon Tweed -Notes and Whispers I had not been in  this historic town many hours when I was found in the main soccer pub on the main street (Castlegate) the Brewers Arms. There two attractive young women were asking … Continue reading

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Swimming for Putney-Tweedmouth

Swimming for Putney- Tweedmouth Tweedmouth is the ugly deformed brother,  on the wrong side of the river  from its more glamorous sibling,Berwick.  It may not be a walled city, it may not have a famous church, a magnificent town hall, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Grandfather-2

Diary of a Grandfather- 2 Some people  are natural  and naturals with children. Some are not.   I have tried as every grandfather in this modern touchy feely age must, but I have failed. Its half term. We are baby sitting … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday- The Game

Roman Holiday-The Game Up  the Tiber and onto the Olympic Stadium for the Italy-England rugby game. En route we meet a couple of German rugby fans-it takes all sorts.  We marvel at the size of some of the English fans, … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday- Quando a Roma

Roman Holiday-   Quando a Roma A few days in  the Eternal City. Of course the Coliseum, the catacombs, the museums, churches,the Spanish Steps, the piazzas, the view from the Garibaldi statue, 100 types of pasta, and to get around a … Continue reading

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Near Misses

Near Misses All  Saints, Putney Common. My local and much loved church. Built by LC Street in the 1860s, windows by Burne Jones, décor by William Morris. The history of the Church of England’s last one hundred years is written … Continue reading

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Sing Something Simple

Sing Something Simple Chris Bryant  is the  Labour MP for the once mining area of Rhondda, South Wales. Like many in that area he not only went to an English public school(Cheltenham College) but Oxford University and then to theological … Continue reading

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