Monthly Archives: March 2012

More Titanic Links…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAs the actual anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, the media and press have gone into overdrive. Not that it’s not all very fascinating, but underlying it all of course, was the terrible tragedy and the unneccessary … Continue reading

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A ‘Chuffing’ Good Day in the Cotswolds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsYesterday was a quintessential English Spring day in the Cotswolds, with warm sunshine, beautiful vistas with gentle hills and attractive architecture. It also provided a backdrop to a heritage steam railway open day with its start point at Cheltenham … Continue reading

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Classy Music in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics‘Classy’ presumably being an abbreviation of ‘Classical’ is about right, for what is available in the metropolis of Cheltenham. Apart from an ongoing programme of music to suit all (or most) tastes, including jazz, popular, country, blues etcetera, there … Continue reading

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Another Anniversary Lear…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Not a typographical error (or spelling mistake) in the title… Edward Lear, credited with some of the most famous nonsense poetry and prose, was born in May 1812, almost exactly two hundred years ago. I was reminded of … Continue reading

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The Soldiers’ Return

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics A Mass Repatriation from Afghanistan An early Spring evening, with a clear sky, a low sun and yellow daffodils waving gently in the breeze along the roadsides, saw the largest repatriation of soldiers killed in Afghanistan for some … Continue reading

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‘The’ 2012 Cheltenham Festival is Here…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics‘Big Bucks’ wins his 4th World Hurdle at Cheltenham – courtesy of Tom Jenkins and the Guardian Cheltenham is renowned for its festivals, but the one which sticks in the mind of most of the population, and internationally, is … Continue reading

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A Titanic Series of Connections

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic approaching on 15th April, there has been a huge surge of interest in the tragedy. Newspapers, magazines and television series have appeared since the start of the year, … Continue reading

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Graffiti, Murals and Plaques

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe three subjects of the title all have ‘decoration’ as a common theme, although of very different kinds. Graffiti is generally scruffy, purposeless (except to vent frustration and alleviate boredom), and except in exceptional cases e.g. Banksy, is very … Continue reading

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Hanover House – The Website

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAfter much to-ing and fro-ing, we at last have the design, colour scheme and composition of the new refreshed Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org) website sorted out. It will include Peter Pullon’s P4 excellent short video showing the house and some … Continue reading

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‘Literally’ a Spring in the Step at Hanover House

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsSpring is truly sprung as the old Bronx ‘poem’ I picked up at school goes: ‘Spring is sprung, der grass is riz, I wonder where dem boidies is? Der boids is on der wing? Ain’t dat absoid, der wings is on … Continue reading

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