Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Reunion

The Reunion. It had been fifty two years since I had seen Malcom . He was a legend at school . His  parents were both blind    and he had  won a scholarship. But his dad a brilliant man was reduced … Continue reading

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Play It Again Sam

  Play it Again Sam   The FA paid Sunderland £3m compensation  when appointing Allardyce as  manager. “Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job,” said Martin Glenn ceo of the FA. “His excellent managerial credentials, including his … Continue reading

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The Fulham One

The Fulham One Octavia Rose, aged four, has started at an extremely exclusive school. It has not gone well. This is hardly surprising as she is also a founder member of the recently founded left wing Momentum for Kids. She … Continue reading

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The Best Part

The Best Part The best part of breaking up is, of course , not making up  but going off with someone else. Throughout life  most sexually based relationships and a high proportion of marriages end up in the bin. Yet … Continue reading

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Semplice Piaceres

Semplice Piaceres   Simple Pleasures To eat badly in Umbria is an achievement. To eat well is the  every day. The spinach in cheese sauce in Monte Castello,the ragu in Todi, the duck in Ilci, the tagliatelle in Bevagna. I … Continue reading

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Passo in Campagna

Passo a Campagna   Walk in the Country Out of the villa we had several  easy walks. The best through the hamlet of Rapioli and turn down the rolling side road and along the ridge. Three or four hillside medieval villages … Continue reading

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Nuata per Putni, Umbria

Nuato per Putni, Umbria. Swimming for Putney. Umbria We were told of the Olympic sized  50 metre pool in nearby Todi. After going round the hilltop town a few times we eventually found it. Of course it was closed. Out … Continue reading

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