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Swimming for Putney-Chelsea

Swimming For Putney-Chelsea With the YMCA pool closed until the New Year it was time to find a new alternative (to Putney) venue for my regular 1km  swims. Man cannot live by one pool alone. Most know the handsome Victorian, … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Day

. Trafalgar Day (is tomorrow)   As all those ,whose hearts beat to  the sound of glory, know Saturday is Trafalgar Day. Not a good time  to have a celebratory breakfast so this year we are having an Eve of … Continue reading

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Second Coming

Second Coming   “Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity that emphasises the work of the Holy Spirit and the direct experience of the presence of God by the believer. Pentecostals believe that faith must be powerfully experiential, and not something … Continue reading

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Party Time

Party Time How come I go to the wrong dinner parties? When I was younger all we talked about was mortgages and school fees, now all we talk about is new hips,the cost of nannies and Strictly Come Dancing. But … Continue reading

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The Book

The Book I am what used to be called  a love child. That is like nearly half today, born out of wedlock. In 1946 it was not so fashionable. How much love was involved is still  a discussion in the … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures-Complex Lives

Simple Pleasures-Complex Lives. One of the pleasures of life is, as the world has found out,  the coffee we drink. Its bitterness, taste, caffeine strength, its smell(I could  go on) all have  a  bearing on the  pleasure it brings. We … Continue reading

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Cool Hand Jean-Michel

Cool Hand Jean-Michel I went to the Barbican to mock. My train journey takes me pass the brooding hulk of Grenfell Tower. I’d seen enough in the media to realise that Jean-Michel Basquiat may have been a pin up but … Continue reading

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