Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lions and Donkeys

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics The title is I think a reference to a popular quote about the leadership of the British Army of the First World War and refers to the moustachioed and incompetent Generals as ‘donkeys’ leading the brave ‘lions’, the … Continue reading

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Drought – What Drought?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsFollowing days of what seems like interminable heavy showers and downpours, we have been soaked on a number of occasions, usually when lulled by a burst of sunshine, then taken by surprise by an ‘E-Type’ raincloud that suddenly materialised … Continue reading

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A Matriarchal Hanover House

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsMatriarchs are far more common than most people – especially men – realise. Women are generally behind their men in terms of structuring their lives, leading them in the direction that they (the women) want to go, generally deciding … Continue reading

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Three in a Bed Reprise..

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving ‘starred’ in the first series of Channel 4’s popular B&B reality TV ‘Three in a Bed‘ show two years ago, the programme has been repeated a number of times and has continued to generate some extra business and … Continue reading

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TerrIfic TANtalising musICal in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe last Titanic mention I hope, now that the actual 100th anniversary of the tragedy has passed, although for the duration of this year other books, articles and programmes will continue to appear. Genealogy is a burgeoning pastime and … Continue reading

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A Pool of a Morning!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsTrue April weather is upon us with intermittent showers and bright sunshine – back to normal after the unseasonal heat wave we recently experienced, and the subsequent threats of drought. On that subject looking at yesterday’s papers, it would … Continue reading

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Not So Grand National

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsLast Saturday was held the 173-year old Grand National at Aintree, this year an extremely contentious race. Following the deaths of two horses, one of them being the favourite Synchronised, there has been a great deal of hot-blooded as … Continue reading

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Titanicentenary At Last

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsToday, April 14th 2012 is one hundred years to the day since the RMS Titanic struck its fateful iceberg shortly before midnight, and sank just over two hours later in the early hours of April 15th. Titanic hype has … Continue reading

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Going Out of Stile…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA sign of the times is the regular reporting of obesity in the population, both adults and children and the increase in width of airline seats in the USA to make allowances for the increasing number of overweight, overlarge … Continue reading

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In the Wet

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA ‘damp’ theme to this blog, but coming at it from several angles. The last few days have been fraught with heavy showers around Cheltenham, in the closing days of the Easter weekend, Easter Monday and the day after. … Continue reading

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