Monthly Archives: February 2017

Octavia Rose-Update

Octavia Rose-Update   The grand daughter came round on Sunday. She now is her second term at school and six months off her fifth birthday ,it was time to take stock. What do you like best about school. “Playing marbles” … Continue reading

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Blood River

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Red+River+Valley+Song&&view=detail&mid=A904E14D5F2DAC4B514AA904E14D5F2DAC4B514A&rvsmid=B456476FF27CA48C194FB456476FF27CA48C194F&fsscr=0&FORM=VDFSRV Blood River Red River Valley is one of the saddest country songs and  no where was it more mournful than on Sunday,when around 100 ageing motley choristers   to its tune sang There’s a valley in Spain called Jarama/Its a … Continue reading

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Tackling Populism: Hope Over Fear

  Tackling Populism: Hope Over Fear I hadn’t been to the London School of Economics since 1969. Then in support of a student sit in  I was arrested, the cry, Free Free the LSE; Smash Smash the Bourgeoisie, has never … Continue reading

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The Real Lassie

The Real Lassie   A few days in Lyme Regis. Great cliff and  hill walks, historic churches, lovely lunches in Sidmouth and Beaminster. Now a middle class resort (more galleries than chip shops) the town was once a bigger port … Continue reading

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History in the Making

History in  the Making   George Rough 94 family moved from their farm in Mitcham to a terrace in East Putney in 1928. The same street,Mexfield Road which coincidentally Vivien I moved to in 1975. The house had no electricity … Continue reading

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The Wire Comes To Fulham

The Wire Comes to Fulham   The Wire was the great  cops n’ drugs series set in the dying rust bowl of Baltimore. Some felt it was as artistically worthy as Shakespeare.  Corrupt, violent and inefficient police fought it out … Continue reading

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Bliss It Was

Bliss it was to be alive but to be an artist it was bloody murder   The Russian Art 1917-1932 show at the Royal Academy can make you weep. That glorious dawn when the most oppressed people in Europe threw … Continue reading

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