Category Archives: Culture

Put down your playstations and run..

After a weekend of olympic glory inĀ  so many different sports apart from our “national” game perhaps it’s time to forget that big round ball, those Tangos, Jabulanis and Aztecas from Adidas and admire the true corinthians. Find a pommel … Continue reading

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Our revels now are ended…

The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony will stay with me for a long time. This morning I felt at once exhilarated and a little ashamed of my curmudgeonly post yesterday. The production was fantastic. Danny Boyle and his team of … Continue reading

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New York, just like I pictured it…..

……skyscrapers and everything! A new city , one of the world’s greatest, if not the greatest. I am not new to the USA, having previously visited Florida, New England and San Francisco, but I still remember my first time in … Continue reading

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That was the month that was

January 2012 has passed by in a rush, I have felt guilty all month about the lack of blog posts. I may have painted myself into a corner with the feeling that every post needs to be weighty rather than … Continue reading

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The week that has passed was marked by:

A Saturday night “do” in Mellor’s Parish Hall to say goodbye to the vicar, Peter Jenner, who is leaving after 15 years service. As a bring your own event, people brought enough food to feed the five thousand. There was … Continue reading

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The Devils: Ken, Ollie and I

Ken Russell, the film director, died today at the age of 84. During the summer of 1974, Russell filmed his adaptation of the Who’s rock opera Tommy in many locations around Portsmouth and Southsea. I was in my final year … Continue reading

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Uncle Ben’s Soul

We have just spent the weekend with some old friends at their lovely home in South East London. They have plenty of room now, as like us, their offspring have largely left. They had put a lot of effort in … Continue reading

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