Category Archives: Family

Events primarily relating to family activities

Castles in the Sky

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsLast night on BBC2, the drama of the week ‘Castles in the Sky’ starring the unlikely but brilliant Eddie Izzard as Robert Watson-Watt, inventor of Radar, was shown and lived up to the Radio Times hype written by its … Continue reading

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Incidental Connections

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWhen Veronica and I came to Hanover House #hanoverhouse in 2007, a number of strange, incidental connections occurred with links between our past, present and future. First, we had hunted high and low for a suitable house in the Cheltenham … Continue reading

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A Russian Kiwi Connection

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOne of those little coincidences that occur regularly in people’s lives happened to me the other day while browsing in Waterstones in Cheltenham. I picked up a book with pictures of WWII Hawker Hurricane aircraft on the cover called … Continue reading

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AA Gill’s Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAfter a longish gap – for all sorts of reasons – I have now resumed the Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) blog again. Inspiration came from last week’s Sunday Times Culture section where AA Gill, while providing a biting and … Continue reading

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Soccer Connections

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI played soccer at my Grammar School in Leiston in Suffolk in the First XI for about 4 years, during which, being a very small school with only about a total of 70 boys in total, we lost most … Continue reading

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A London Interlude

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving had a busy summer season so far in Cheltenham at Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org), we had planned a short break in London to coincide with a birthday and to celebrate another. Additionally we had received a superb joint Christmas … Continue reading

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Hanover House Coincidences

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe recently returned from two days in London to commemorate birthdays, and on our way back to Victoria Coach Station to return to Cheltenham, we tarried in Green Park, in part to shelter from the abnormal sun and heat … Continue reading

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A Dam’ Heroic Venture

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe 70th anniversary of the Bomber Command raid on the German dams, Eder, Möhne and Sorpe in 1943 has just passed.  The details of the raid have been recounted endlessly during the last week or so, accompanied by documentaries … Continue reading

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Alice in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsCharles  Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, author of the world-renowned children’s stories ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, was a regular visitor to Cheltenham while the parents of his friend and acquaintance the Very Revd Henry … Continue reading

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One for the Birds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Mila Judge-Furstova, an excellent resident artist in Cheltenham, who was the artist in residence at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) for some years and is a friend of daughter Rachael’s, is launching a new etching. We have admired … Continue reading

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