Monthly Archives: May 2011

We are not in a Bazaar here..

..oh yes you are, Sepp, you conniving, dissembling, manipulative, morally bankrupt crook. One of the most appropriate definitions of a bazaar is “a permanent merchandising area, marketplace, or street of shops where goods and services are exchanged or sold” During … Continue reading

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At home with the Nouveau Riche.

The last Bank Holiday of the spring and the weather is looking none too promising. Cool with showers and the possibility of some late sunny intervals is the best we can expect. Recalling past spring bank holidays stuck in a … Continue reading

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Messi que un club

The first Champions League final on a Saturday night.(Another “convenient” bonus for fans already relieved of the most money for seats ever for a final) was a re-run of Rome 2009 for Manchester United and Barcelona.  10 to 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Definitely All Things are Nice in Marple

All Things Nice is a deli and cafe in Marple. When we first moved into the area almost six years ago, there was no dedicated delicatessen in the town. Your choices were whatever exotica the local butchers or bakers offered … Continue reading

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Oh Lancy, Lancy…

Lancashire have just beaten Hampshire to make it 5 wins out of 6 in the County championship and are finally on course to breaking a record that makes City look succesful. Lancashire last won the County Championship in 1950 but … Continue reading

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Whitsun barley sugars on the road to Kernow

Whitsun is almost upon us ( seven weeks after Easter) and my thoughts turn to childhood holidays in the Sixties. Holidays that featured a United final or two , the FA cup in 1963 and another one in 1968, at … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Robert Zimmerman

Today, May 24th, is the Seventieth birthday of Bob Dylan. Is there a greater singer songwriter? I don’t think so, even if those of my generation are blessed in this regard compared with our sons and daughters. Apart from Bob, … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

It’s time to return to the UK in mind as well as the body which landed well over a week ago. It seems that the rain has not stopped since punctuated only by news bulletins that the South East is … Continue reading

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Putting ourselves in their places on Elgin Street

Australia son returns to Melbourne this evening and the others get their noses back to the grindstone. We holidaymakers take a stroll and decide to lunch in SOHO on Elgin street. This street is one of the epicentres of the … Continue reading

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We are All-in at the Gran Lisboa, Macau

Another country today, we go to New Lands as dear old Uncle Sepp would say. Our destination is another SAR (Special Administrative Region) of China, Macau. The former Portuguese colony was handed back to China in 1999, the same year … Continue reading

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