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Behind the facade

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsReading the newspapers, listening to the ‘serious’ radio stations – e.g. BBC Radio 4 and watching the discussion programmes on television, is a sobering and depressing business these days – no wonder people switch off and go for uplifting sources … Continue reading

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The Reunion

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Yesterday Intake 47 of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, commissioned exactly 40 years ago, met back at Sandhurst for their first reunion. In all, perhaps 25% of the intake, many accompanied by wives, met at the entrance of Old College, … Continue reading

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A Family Night In..

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Hanover House was occupied in force by the girls tonight – Veronica the matriarch, Rachael with baby daughter Charlotte-Emily and her namesake and Auntie Charlotte – or Chazza as she’s known to her friends. Charlotte had arrived on … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Nostalgia

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Central Regency Cheltenham is a classic Georgian or early Victorian town, with the exception of the blights or ‘blots’ on the landscape (do you remember David Suchet in ‘Blott on the Landscape’?) that appeared during a period when … Continue reading

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Unexpected Visitors or Admirers?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsCheltenham is in the grip of Cricket Festival Fever, if it can be called that, where for non-cricketing aficianados there only seems to be a limited amount of activity. However on that viewpoint I was put straight forcefully by … Continue reading

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Keeping My Hand In

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving been taught utmost brevity in producing reports, plans or orders in the military I had to relearn ‘long writing’ again later in university. I have been reminded by family members that I have tended back to the verbose, … Continue reading

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Brief Encounter in London

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI shamelessly plagiarise the title from the classic film, but about the only vague connection with it is that we spent a very short transitory period in Victoria Railway (note not ‘Train’) Station and on the Tube and that … Continue reading

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A Mixed Weekend..

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsFresh back from the warmth, colour and vibrancy of Verona, we were promised rain and another cool English summer this weekend, and apart from a false brightening on Saturday afternoon, that was precisely what we got. Fortunately, apart from … Continue reading

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Back to Insanity

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving been out of the country for 10 days enjoying the warmth, atmosphere and beauty of Verona, its Roman Arena and the fantastic opera season (in a week we saw Barber of Seville, Nabucco, Traviata and Aida), we’ve come … Continue reading

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An Escape from Insanity…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAfter a few extremely hectic days in Hanover House, we are on the point of ‘getting away from it all’ for 10 days as we head off for Verona and the Veronese Opera Season. From the middle of the … Continue reading

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