Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kali Oreksi at Rozafa in Stockport

Remember holidays in the Greek islands, the slapdash paint jobs, the wonky tiling in bathrooms undertaken by apprentices from the local blind school, the rickety tables and chairs? All forgiven because of the hearty, uncomplicated and tasty food combined with … Continue reading

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If that’s all there is…Reach out and touch

August 22nd – slow on the blog front just now as the original intended audience of Offspring Abroad being largely At Home in Blighty this month. So lets get back in the groove with a tribute to two great influences … Continue reading

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Burning all Illusion tonight

After two nights of looting and rioting in London and Birmingham, Manchester and Salford’s finest vermin woke up to the opportunities of a stretched police force, lots of unguarded retail and the anonymity afforded by a hoodie and a Matalan … Continue reading

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John Thompson, painter of the working man 1924-2011

Everyone should own at least one piece of original art. It needn’t be expensive. it could be a small piece by a local artist, a limited edition photograph, a old poster or some small object. It should be something you … Continue reading

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