Monthly Archives: March 2016

Puppet on a String

Puppet on a String I was cycling back from Clapham Junction. I popped into one of my favourite pubs, The Alma by Wandsworth Town. Not much going on, mid afternoon. A long and  lazy read of the paper, perfect. One … Continue reading

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An Immigrant Speaks

An Immigrant Speaks For the past eighteen months I have been teaching  English  to 30 year old Ukrainian Maria Masha Matola. She  is a trained ultra sound technician but in the UK works as a cleaner and earns 40 times … Continue reading

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Still On Track

Still on Track   Octavia Rose as readers  know is destined for a Fellowship of All Souls,Nobel and Pullitzer Prizes,not to mention a treasured place among the good and the great. So it was good to catch up with this … Continue reading

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Saints Alive

Saints Alive   For some time  I have  been trying to find ways of spending my children’s inheritance. I  read the other day that the  Holy Roman and most Catholic Church sells sainthoods  for between £400-500K. This should  do it … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train

Girl on the Train Is a best selling thriller.  But sometimes its more straightforward. After coffee with an old friend in South Kensington I get on the  Wimbledon train at Earls Court. As always I sit opposite someone who is … Continue reading

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Earth to Major Tom

Earth to Major Tom For the estate agents Brixton is a fast improving area.That is the immigrant population are being squeezed by  young professionals who like the big houses and great transport connection.  But there are still a lot of … Continue reading

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Do not forsake me

Do not forsake me   They don’t make nostalgia like they used to. How we laughed. But the Coen Brothers in the movie Hail Caesar do just that. And how.  Most of the major  film genres and clichés pre 1960 … Continue reading

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