Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bewildered of Battersea, Footsore of Fulham

What happens when a bemused Anglo-American tries to treat the Sprawling Metropolis of London as though it were the Big Small Town of Donny? Does she get: Lost? Hot and bothered? Increasingly frustrated? Blisters on her feet? All of the … Continue reading

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Ever Closer to the Edge

“ … and oh, what colours!” – Edgar Lee Masters, “Spoon River Anthology” My thoughts about the recent, tragic death of Robin Williams – at 63, far too young to die – are still aswirl with colours. Discussions about his … Continue reading

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What Kind of Dalek Are You?

With the televisual event of 2014 less than a fortnight away, here’s one of those quizzes for those of us seeking reassurance that we are in fact Evil Alien Spawn Totally Devoid of Pity (pronounced: “PIT-TEE!?”) 1) When faced with … Continue reading

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A Toast to the Old Man

Celery sticks, filled with peanut butter, or pimento cheese, nuzzling up to warm wine, and cold beer: it can only mean Dad’s extended family was coming round. Batten down the hatches, and prepare to be kissed on both cheeks. We … Continue reading

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