24th October, 2022

So, I came to Rome ...  Wandering around on my own, today, I felt like Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love.   I said I felt like Julia Roberts!  Actually, watched that film again just recently.  Perhaps that was all the push I needed to book my last-minute flight; well,...

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14th October, 2022

It's Cliff Richard's Birthday today.  Weird how these things come to mind.  Eighty-two years young, the ego can be callous in its trickery.  He still seems to believe he is some kind of adonis, happily churning out the calendars year after year.  Meanwhile, the very...

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7th October, 2022

Armageddon is nigh, according to Biden, who, alarmingly, might very well be the model for Optimus, Elon Musk's humanoid robot!  Good name that, Optimus.  Something very positive about it ...  As Putin, reportedly, rounds up his family and numerous children, ordering...

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30th September, 2022

My day has not been wasted.  For some time, of the belief that this country is no longer 'Great' and an alternative must, surely, exist - somewhere - offering a life free from the unpalatable 'woke', intent on the destruction of our very foundations, today, my prayers...

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26th September, 2022

I know.  A Monday bonus!  Other words may apply but, as I used to sign off in the olden days, 'Nobody forced you to read it!'.  As my reader is aware, I am endeavouring to limit my posts to one per week, transferring my focus to my future best seller; however,...

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23rd September, 2022

'We live in a cynical world.  A cynical world ...'   I wish, Tom!  I wish that was the strongest word necessary but, in the here and now, that is just being polite!  It's twenty-six years since that classic film was released - Jerry Maguire - and 1996 feels like...

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15th September, 2022

'Grief is the price we pay for love'.  HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022) The poignancy of words attributed to the Queen in the aftermath of 9/11, almost twenty-one years ago to the day.  It was the quote which accompanied a full-page black and white photograph of...

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6th September, 2022

Yes, yes.  I've let myself down, I've let you down and, let's face it, I've let the world down.  Exclamation mark?  No.  It's an addiction.  Anyway, time waits for no man and it seems, having missed the bus, I must hail a taxi.  Too busy to write, the world, however,...

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25th August, 2022

Below is a piece I have been working on for some time, hence the gap in proceedings.  Written for my Seriously Good!  page, I felt the subject matter was deserving of maximum exposure, however ...  Mad House was/is the magnificent play we were privileged to see in...

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12th August, 2022

'I believe in pink.  I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.  I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.  I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.  I believe that tomorrow is another...

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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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Robin Williams