Monday morning, back to business. Recent posts have tended to concentrate on shares that offer prospects of capital growth and low income. Older posts looked more at high income. I have returned to looking at high income investments. Continue reading High Returns
I enjoy the I Once Met column in The Oldie. If you are a fan Richard Ingrams edited two anthologies. James Lees-Milne’s diary entry for Tuesday 14th September 1948 qualifies for, although I don’t think has appeared in, I Once Met. He was on holiday in Rome and was granted an audience with the Pope (Pius XII) at Castel Gondolfo. Continue reading I Once Met Pius XII
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?
I rather enjoy writing letters but it often takes me a while to get round to the task. It seems that it runs in the family judging by this one written by my great-great-great grandfather. Continue reading Dear Father
Fulham Palace Road is not Bond Street so it was an unexpected pleasure to bump into Kate Cambridge yesterday morning. She was driving with a male passenger (bodyguard, I suppose) accompanied by the Special Escort Group, deploying their whistles. We haven’t had such excitement since the Queen Mother’s funeral cortège came along the Talgarth Road. Continue reading More Jottings
Wonderful Wiki’s entry for Margravine Cemetery is woefully out of date.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
Various bits and bobs come up that don’t merit a post to themselves. Continue reading Jottings
Mary Kenny’s Crown and Shamrock colours in the history of the relationship between Britain and Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries, often producing unexpected quirky details – always popular here. Continue reading Partitions, a new play by Tom Stoppard
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?