Author Archives: Dystonia Girl

About Dystonia Girl

Writer/reader who likes to do lots of other things too. Lives with, but is not defined by, a rare neurological condition called Dystonia.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

Every time I think about Hunter S. Thompson, an unbidden mental picture of The History Man’s infernal Howard Kirk hoves into view, probably because Thompson, like Kirk, is inextricably linked in the general consciousness with the so called ‘counter culture’ of … Continue reading

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Laurel and Hardy. Helpmates – an 89 year old film show delivers the goods. Continue reading

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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya. Chekov’s picture of life in the provinces. Love, work and boredom. With revolvers. Continue reading

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Museums: Responsibilities, Ethics and Education

In amongst the sailing boats, skeletons, swords and other sea faring ephemera, that form the current exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum (NMMC), are three or four small, easily overlooked boards which pose some very interesting questions about how we … Continue reading

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Monsters of the Deep

Today we spent an instructive afternoon in Falmouth’s maritime museum.  Long a favourite with us, the museum is home to the quirky, odd and sometimes downright potty, things to do with seafaring matters. Standing exhibitions take care of things like the … Continue reading

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Henry V

Randomly selecting things to read, sometimes comes up trumps.  This week, my random pick was Shakespeare’s great history play, Henry V.   The events leading up to the battle of Agincourt, the battle itself and the ensuing peace process following the French … Continue reading

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Meal with a View

The Cove Bar and Restaurant at Maenporth. Secluded but buzzy. Great food in a super location. Continue reading

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The Best Chips, Ever

  Someone once said that “when on holiday, money is an abstract concept” and consequently, you spend it like its going out of fashion.  Equally, there’s another principle that goes along the lines of “you get what you pay for”. … Continue reading

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The Family Unit (circus) has encamped itself in Redruth, a quiet backwater that was once dominated by tin and copper mining. These industries substantially declined by the end of the 19th Century, as the various ores began to be imported … Continue reading

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Queen Mary Gardens, Falmouth

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