10th September, 2021

For God’s sake, try and be funny.  September is running away; tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11; the weather is indescribable; my beloved car has been condemned and I’ve just been advised – in a well-known supermarket – to start...
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6th September, 2021

There can be little more stark reminder of the fragility of life than the death of Sarah Harding yesterday.  Famous as one of Girls Aloud, she was 39-years-old.  I was completely taken aback when I heard.  I knew she had been diagnosed with breast cancer but people...
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3rd September, 2021

To my mind, the state of this country – that’s the United Kingdom, for fear of confusion – is embodied in the horrendous site of Geronimo, the alpaca feared to carry bovine tuberculosis, being dragged, terrified, to his death, on Tuesday, by Defra...
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30th August, 2021

I am cold!  Seems I was beginning to think I would never write these words again – and the same could be said of the polar bear … refrain from exclamation mark.  Refrain!  No, too late.  The thing is, our summers are, now, characterised by sticky, humid...
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27th August, 2021

No Game … I’ve had enough, there is no doubt The fridge is bare, I’m all cleaned out. I’ve tried to maintain a voice of cheer But the towel is in, all hail King Lear! Charlie Watts has gone, the Stones are three Thanks for the memories and the...
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