I strongly believe in simplifying things but not putting all your eggs in one basket is a wise adage, as I found out today, that’s yesterday you-time. Continue reading How Many Egg Baskets?
Let’s take a break but not a Kit-Kat; let’s go to the movies. Here are a few of my favourite films: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), The Night of the Iguana (1964) and The Dead (1987). Continue reading Tally Ho!
I give you a daily blast of hot air and you respond with cogent comments, so it’s good that there are more comments than posts. I’d like to remind you of a prescient comment made by reader, John. Continue reading The Peasants’ Revolt
We are going to hear a lot about trade tariffs. For now, I just have this contribution to the debate. Continue reading £48.79
It’s Sunday morning and I’m reflecting on Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Continue reading Tristan und Isolde
I confess, I was in shock on Friday morning. Now I can see clearly at least one consequence of Brexit which is unavoidable. Continue reading Black Hole
In the ’80s I discovered from a friend that a few artists living along the river in Chiswick opened their studios one weekend a year. I got to know Mary Fedden and Anthea Craigmyle this way and bought some of their work. Continue reading A Win-Winn Situation
The title of Françoise Sagan’s debut 1954 novel seems appropriate today. Continue reading Bonjour Tristesse
In museums I find that I’m often looking at the exhibits through a prism of my family history. There was no question of this today. Continue reading Three in a Canoe
This morning’s entertainment was to go to a complex of limestone caves. There is an electric train which carried us a kilometre into the hillside. Continue reading Animal Art