Monthly Archives: September 2012

Swim for Nisa 2012

Once you bring a child into the world you also open a window on a very particular hell; the fear of having to bury your child. Perhaps on reflection, there is an even worse hell, not burying your child: the … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful Part 3

If you have not heard the late, great Ian Dury here is your chance. Dury is to working class London what John Betjeman was to middle class London of the 1950’s and 60’s. Compare and contrast “The Hillman is waiting, … Continue reading

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An Englishman Abroad Again

“Spoooooookyyyyyyyyy!” Queue overture from Handel’s “Arrival of The Cat” Act I. That’s what it feels like anyway as my Best Beloved greets the return of, after a tense – oooooh! -3 hours, Spooky the villa cat. For two years now … Continue reading

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