Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jamie in the ‘Dock’

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThis afternoon, it being warm and sunny in Cheltenham and with deteriorating weather forecast for the next few days, as well as having had a hectic day ‘farewelling’ departing guests, cleaning, shopping, and ‘fielding’ new guests, Veronica and I decided to … Continue reading

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A Romp in the Country

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA very dirty, smelly once-upon-a-time pale Golden Retriever called Sophie returned from her weekly romp on Cleeve Hill with a gang of other canine ‘hooligans’. She’s let out of ‘boot camp’ once a week and will trample anyone to … Continue reading

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The two faces of Eire

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe southern Irish people are lovely, warm and friendly people. Cheltenham comes alive during the Gold Cup week in March when the town becomes Irish almost overnight and the streets (as well as the racecourse) are alive with boisterous, … Continue reading

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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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