Although I was on the electoral register in the Irish Republic for a few years I don’t think I ever voted. But I did go into the polling booth with my grandmother a few times to watch her vote and see what it was all about. It was a bit like, I suppose, watching the congregation take Communion before I was Confirmed. Continue reading Chocs Away
I’m reading In Their Wisdom by CP Snow. In an early chapter a character says “… perhaps he needs his £6 10s.” Continue reading In Their Wisdom
The complexities of leaving the EU left me bewildered and confused. There seemed no answers to a myriad of questions and problems. Now I see what is going to happen. Continue reading EU Turn?
Wonderful Wiki’s entry for Margravine Cemetery is woefully out of date. Thanks to the ardour, hard work and pertinacity of The Friends of MC there are now four listed buildings/memorials and the cemetery has re-opened for burials. Continue reading George Broad
I am reading Mary Kenny’s book, Crown and Shamrock , love and hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy. Continue reading Crown, Shamrock and Thistle?
I left James Lees-Milne behind in London so was pleased to find a copy of The Diaries of Auberon Waugh, a Turbulent Decade, 1976 – 1985, when I was in a charity shop in Pembroke. Continue reading Another Diary
I have never met Charlie Dewhirst but he looks like a nincompoop; a shoo-in to be one of the dimmest members of the Drones Club. However, he has three things going for him … Continue reading Nincompoop
Some readers live overseas and will inevitably feel marginalised by many posts. Indeed, if you live as far away as Shepherd’s Bush you may feel a bit left out. Continue reading London Guide
Yesterday, 9th May, was a Flag Flying Day. These are listed on the College of Arms website with some guidance on how to fly flags correctly. Continue reading Flag Flying Days
Following the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman a by-election was supposed to be held yesterday for his seat, Manchester Gorton. It has been deferred until the General Election next month. Continue reading By-Elections