Monthly Archives: February 2016

Dear Mary

Dear Mary Every week in The Spectator appears the Dear Mary Your Problems Solved column. Here  questions of etiquette and form are answered and laid out. Dear Mary Recently I went to the funeral of a university class mate. Four … Continue reading

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Who Cares Who Wins?

Who Cares Who Wins? The Oscars. When it comes to boring TV the Eurovision Song Contest, the Lottery  Draw and the  Oscar ceremony go  pretty close. But if you go to the cinema which I do  frequently you get sucked … Continue reading

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Junk Male

Junk Male. For my enormous sins I deliver leaflets for the Tory Party. This is the punishment of Sisyphus as more and more leaflets are being produced and there are less  who will take on such a  task. For the … Continue reading

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Health Warning

Health Warning The other evening, a moment of bliss. My child bride and I,both children of the 60s were listening to Mozart’s piano concerto 21, Elvira Madigan. Its romantic pathos  crying out for an erotic conclusion. It has only one … Continue reading

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Sixties Revisited

Sixties Revisited The past is another country. And so is Ruislip. But down the less used arm of the Piccadilly line I travelled to Jock’s funeral. In the end there were eight of us  from Keele plus of course Jock,who … Continue reading

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Roth’s Complaint

Most Englishmen dream of having tea with the Queen. And why not , if  life does not allow you the real thing the sub conscious  provides. That’s its purpose. But for a certain aged American it wasnt tea they were … Continue reading

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Talking Charlie

Talking Charlie* Many of us use  rhyming cockney slang without knowing it. Most has  completely disappeared-apples and pears-stairs; trouble and strife- wife; J Arthur Rank-wank but some have became part of the language. I was on my TOD and had … Continue reading

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