5th August, 2022

'And if I only could I'd make a deal with God And I'd get him to swap our places I'd be running up that road Be running up that hill With no problems.'  Yes, Kate, no need to rub it in!  Why is it that the song of the moment - the revived 37-year-old song of the...

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20th July, 2022

Anyone else have a couple of fat pigeons as an alarm clock?  Sitting down at my beautiful desk upstairs - not sure if I've mentioned it? - the afternoon air is cooler and more generous, the humidity all but gone and the pigeon chorus is in full swing.  Now, I love the...

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15th July, 2022

After all these years, I'm finally tied to a desk!  Not any old desk, though, and not in an office - God forbid - but my beautiful 'new' old antique mahogany desk positioned in front of the double doors in my bedroom overlooking the little garden below.  It is...

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13th July, 2022

'It's 12 Noon in London, 7am in Philadelphia and, around the world, it's time for Live Aid'.  Saturday, 13th July 1985. Thirty-seven years ago to this very day, I remember it well.  A blisteringly hot Saturday in London, the excitement was tangible - around the world,...

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28th June, 2022

Well, here's the thing.  I could discuss today's warning of impending war, courtesy of the unbridled, psychotic, feral dictator who is Vladimir Putin - or not.  His determination to don the mantle of a latter-day Hitler is blatantly clear and, with roots of evil, why...

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21st June, 2022

I planned to write this on Monday.  Yesterday.  Failed miserably.  Then, today, all day?  Same.  Weird but I just can't seem to focus and my head is full of everything!  It hasn't been helped by the fact that the dodgem (Becca's antiquated but mostly reliable Corsa)...

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17th June, 2022

Apologies.  Firstly, for the tardiness of this post but, also, for the consequences of that fact.  You see, my subject matter - and tone - was to be benign.  In fact, the heading on my notes was Little Things, covering my observations of people and what we can learn...

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10th June, 2022

For a moment, there, I thought I'd lost my notes!  Help!  How would I remember?  Well, firstly, the points I choose to scribe for further discussion are, of course, most worthy ... at the time.  As the folded pieces of paper build, however, I tend to bin them...

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6th June, 2022

Oh, look, it's Nile Rodgers!  Could that be Nile Rodgers?   Wow!  Don't worry, blink away, you won't miss him ... Apologies but I cannot be alone?  For months, now, the guy I, once, only associated with that record, 'Le Freak' by Chic, has, seemingly, become God-like,...

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1st June, 2022

Help!  Why is it that there is never enough time?  I shouldn't really be writing this at all but OCD, as I am, I planned to, so I will.  Added to that, we are on the brink of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, don't you know, and the return of Meghan and Harry.  Blood...

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24th May, 2022

Good grief!  I am all Piers Morgan-ed out!  The thing is - apart from the fact that he is on screen every night on TalkTV - I have been planning to send him some of my material for a while.  Piers Morgan, Uncensored.  Trish-Trash, A Voice Outwith the Crowd.  We're one...

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20th May, 2022

'Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.' Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility That was today's quote in my 'Jane-a-Day', my little five-year diary given to me, specifically, for the 365 Jane Austen witticisms.  You'd be surprised how many...

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Robin Williams