Monthly Archives: May 2017

Green and Blue

Green and Blue A summer’s afternoon. Lazing with a favourite book(early Michael Chabon since you ask) in the long grass on the  crest of a gentle hill. Behind the Georgian church which commemorates many generations of the noble Coventry family. … Continue reading

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Making Hay

Making Hay Saturday at the Festival . Literary festivals are what some do between the end of paid work and the nursing home. Women out number men ten to one and that can’t be just because of mortality rates. There … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night   Uncle David’s annual trip to The Globe took us to director Emma Rice ‘s swan song “Twelfth Night”. Now years ago they used to do Shakespearian comedies straight. They may have well have done them in Chinese. … Continue reading

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Election Dampener

  Election Dampener Just before the Manchester bomb went off, and the UK scene changed, I and 300 other Putney voters went to the local hustings in the non Conformist  church in Werter Road.  The street where ,at different times, … Continue reading

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Hard Rain Falling

Hard Rain Falling. As for everyone the black cloud from Manchester has obliterated my sun. The other  day I came across Patti Smith singing Dylan’s Hard Rain Falling at the Nobel Prize ceremony last year. It suits my mood. Its … Continue reading

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Death in Peckham

Death in Peckham   Despite its name Nunhead is not some rocky headland on the Cumberland coast,its the junior sister to Peckham in SE London. It is here the Victorians built one  of their Magnificent Seven cemeteries.   Few famous graves … Continue reading

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Magic Moment

Magic Moment Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Pollyanna, Anne of Green Gables, Alice  in Wonderland, Songs of Innocence and Experience. They have all touched us, do they bring out the sentimental or the emotional. Country and Western or Opera? Picking … Continue reading

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