Category Archives: Music

We are all Welsh now…

…..or at least until lunchtime tomorrow. Because the Welsh are the United Kingdom’s last survivors in the Rugby World Cup and face an older enemy, The French, in the semi-final. To be honest I am as ambivalent about the principality … Continue reading

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I just looked around and they were gone..

October 5th 2011 will be remembered as a bad day. Three remarkable talents were all taken by cancer , all much too soon. All three were part of my life too in some ways. The first, at 56, was Steve … 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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Dowd’s in Glossop – puts the Fine in Dining

Our weekend ventures seem to be getting a bit flat lately, so in an attempt to revitalise them we decide to try a tried and tested spot for dinner on Saturday night. We book a table at Dowd’s in Glossop … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday

Due to this post, I am now on a pleasant treadmill. So it’s Happy Birthday to my younger son as he and Hannah simultaneously reach the milestone of 30 and enter their fourth decade. As well as their births,  1981 … 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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