Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Intimacy of the Commute

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsMost days, life at Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) is hectic in the mornings. Usually 7 days a week, but on my Bicester working days, when Veronica has to deal, principally single-handed, with the hurley-burley of guest breakfasts, I have … Continue reading

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A Fawlty Cheltenham Literature Festival?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Cheltenham Literature Festival approaches once again – probably our favourite in that we attend many of the excellent events and we have a literate and interesting crowd of guests staying at Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) during that period. … Continue reading

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A Dunce’s Hat for ‘conservative’ Educators

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsConservative educators (with a small ‘c’) who don’t want to see change in the ‘great’ British education and examination systems have got into a sweat in the last few days about the marginal lowering of examination grades awarded in … Continue reading

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Anarchy and Post-Modernist Graffiti

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsRather a pretentious title which probably doesn’t mean much either, however it gives me the opportunity to have another ‘Oldie’-style rant about modern society and the perceived nonsensical local government approach to managing community affairs. We have often deplored … Continue reading

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Another Titanic Experience

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI thought I had explored all my ‘Titanic’ links this year following a series of related blogs earlier. However during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics I have had several reminders, one of which of course was RMS Titanic’s sister … Continue reading

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The Olympic Fallout

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEconomic ‘fallout’ from the London 2012 Olympics – currently underway and in themselves a roaring success – seems to be widespread across the country, some of it negative. BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ consumer affairs programme fronted by¬†Winifred … Continue reading

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