Monthly Archives: November 2016

Life Is Too Short

Life is Too  Short. I always give a book  100 pages. After that if  the going has been tough and the interest not excited I give it up. Just as I would rather read a good book than write a … Continue reading

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Indignation

Indignation   Philip Roth is my favourite author. American Pastoral my favourite book. That recently released film has been reviewed as a shambles so I have yet to be bored enough. Indignation one  his earlier books turned into film was … Continue reading

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Ding Dong The Bells

Ding Dong The Bells Our darling Adelaide gets married tomorrow. Not like most of the family in some cute English parish church, no, on Clovelly  beach, north of  Coogee, south of Bondi. (see link)That is, in her home town of … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Ivana Trump?

Whatever happened to Ivana  Trump?   A university  friend once complained about her non career at the BBC. “I slept with the wrong people.” Which has not been Ivana Trump’s problem. Born in 1949 a sporting girl back in Moravia … Continue reading

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Kingdom Come

  Kingdom Come The fast train out of Paddington soon gets up speed on its way to Bristol, Cardiff and the West. In twenty minutes it will be in Reading. In the first few minutes few passengers will look up … Continue reading

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Leopold Bloom RN

    Leopold Bloom R.N.   For those who do not know who Leopold Bloom is , this blog will be esoteric at best. But for those who recognise the hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses the Royal Navy connection may … Continue reading

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Remembrance Saturday

Remembrance  Saturday . George hates Remembrance Sunday. The annual wreath laying, poppy buying, and honouring of the war dead gives this 94 year old veteran of the 1943-5 Italian campaign sleepless nights. “No amount of sleeping pills help. It brings … Continue reading

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