Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hanoversay – Hanover House B&B Cheltenham Newsletter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe first Quarterly copy of Hanoversay, the Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) newsletter has been drafted and awaits distribution to selected recipients. It is a short(ish) 3 pager which provides an update of activities within Hanover House, forthcoming Cheltenham events … Continue reading

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A Wayward Daughter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics  Many families have wayward daughters, or perhaps more accurately, most daughters can be wayward from time to time, but we recently watched the delightful, colourful, highly entertaining Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, ballet ‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ (The … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of Breakfast Dressing

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA popular subject in the press – and in our own experience – has been that of acceptable dress codes in many walks of life. The suit has declined in many work places and professions, there are discussions on … Continue reading

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The Blue Plaque at Last!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOur Blue Plaque celebrating the sojourn of Miss Caroline Alice Roberts (later Lady Alice Elgar, nicknamed ‘Carice’) in Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org) (before it was called that, and was ‘merely’ 4 York Terrace – which I think is a grander … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘CH’ into Drama!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Greece remains very much in the headlines, especially with its growing unrest. The fact that the strongest economy in Europe, Germany, is bumping along close to the bottom with a growth of only 0.5%, while France’s is 0% … Continue reading

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The Greek ‘Iceberg’

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsFollowing the ‘interesting’ election results in Europe in the last week or so- the replacement of President Sarkozy of France by the left-wing Socialist Hollande, who has stated that he wants to renegotiate the primarily Franco-German financial plan for … Continue reading

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The Art or Science of Game Theory

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsMelvyn Bragg’s ‘In Our Time’ BBC Radio 4 programme discussed the fascinating subject of Game Theory a few days ago – some of which went over my head, but the rest was fascinating, starting with the basics typified by … Continue reading

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All That Jazz!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe (Veronica and I) are not jazz fans particularly, although we can listen to it in snatches and have in the past enjoyed other offerings from well-established Jazz singers and musicians like Humphrey Lyttelton and Louis Armstrong.  This week … Continue reading

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Getting DOWN TO Noting Local Attractions

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe are always promoting Cheltenham to our guests and prospective guests as a superb focal point for getting to a wide range of interesting and beautiful places within a short car, coach or rail journey. A number of recent … Continue reading

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A Crowning Coincidence…

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsReferences or connections with the Cambridges seem to be abounding at the moment. I noticed in The Times a day or two ago, a short article on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka HRH’s William and Kate) who, … Continue reading

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