There’s nothing wrong with changing one’s mind, is there? Before the EU referendum I was undecided, then I became a Remainer, then I thought we could fudge some deal whereby the UK remained in the EEA or something similar. Now I have changed my mind again. Continue reading Juncker & Trump; Dangerous Men
I am re-reading Black Mischief. It is laugh-out-loud funny. Cyril Connolly was not best pleased to be depicted as the drunk General Connolly with a Negress wife called Black Bitch, although later she is elevated to Duchess and is delighted. Continue reading Black Mischief
There is much good stuff in The Enigma of Kidson and rather a weepy end, as so often with biographies of mortals. Continue reading Mr Kidson
In January 1973 Denmark, Ireland and the UK joined the European Union, joining Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The UK electorate were as divided then as they are now, although a largely north European trading bloc doesn’t seem too scary considering what it has now become. Continue reading A Fanfare for Europe
A reader in the West Country has trumped me in the Bitters department. He sent this picture of two specimens that have eluded my collection. This reminds me that he alerted me to a lovely conspiracy theory that was doing the rounds among the in-crowd in the United States late last year. Continue reading The Truth about Trump
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Wonderful Wiki’s entry for Margravine Cemetery is woefully out of date.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?