Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Poetry Foundation

I may as well state at once that poetry has never ‘done anything for me’ and consequently, my liking for it has been strictly limited to oeuvres such as: The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes), The Listeners (Walter de la Mare) and … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 13

Actually, ‘Progress Report’ is a bit of a misnomer this week, as I’ve made no progress at all. Absolute zero. Health issues continue to be annoying distractions and my GP has now suggested that I have a ‘lung problem’, which … Continue reading

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Writing For Journalists … and Other Books

Along with buying Vogue, today, I’ve started on the task of shifting read books from my bedside ‘table’. At the last count this stood at about twenty+ tomes covering theatre, art, various plays, crime, Biggles (in a class by himself), … Continue reading

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Vogue

Today, I bought a copy of Vogue magazine (UK, September 2013 edition). So, what’s unusual about that, you might ask? I stopped buying Vogue some years ago, as I felt the editorial quality had slipped, the photography was poor and … Continue reading

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Privacy

My parents are never far from my thoughts, and in the last few weeks I’ve hardly been able to think of anything else. Needless to say, that both are dead. But the echoes, ripples and shocks from these two sad … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 12

This week, I’m in the doldrums. I’ve nearly reached the stage of lying face down on the floor and howling insanely. In fact, yes, I think I will …… That feels better. Now, back to the riding. Last week I … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Read Jane Austen

In the last few days, I have re-read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This book is a staple re-read for me (along with Emma, Persuasion et al) and this set me thinking. What is it about this small handful of … Continue reading

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