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I never tire of London

Had a couple of magical days in town, reminding me how much I miss it. Began with lunch – barbecued eel and a seaweed salad – at the Japanese Centre in Lower Regent Street. Intrigued by the sheer variety of … Continue reading

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Thanks, David Hockney. . . and the last shall be Hirst.

A magic Saturday to see Hockney at the Royal Academy. But always a bitter sweet moment when I get to London: thrilled to be home again, sad that it won’t be for long. Get on the tube, expecting it to … Continue reading

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The Queen. In Sherborne. Let’s all go hide in the cemetery.

First, sorry not to have posted in so long, not that you gave a damn  – no anxious e-mails, ‘where are you?’ – but there was a health scare which is now okay so feel free to feel guilty. The … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time. . .

. . . but I had stuff to do. One time, this was going to be daily. Think I’ll settle for weekly. Won’t feel so bad about missing the odd post or two, and I’ll have all week to pretend … Continue reading

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So long, Dave

No, nothing about D Cameron Esq, even if he may actually be a disguised lizard – of the human flesh-eating variety – if Charlie Booker in the Guardian’s to be believed. And why wouldn’t we believe Charlie? His world’s a … Continue reading

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Can it come out to play?

‘DORSET Home to the JURASSIC COAST‘. That’s what the sign said on the Somerset border, and it set me wondering. Not about Dorset’s pride in a pretty impressive, sixty-five mile stretch of coast older than Joan Collins’ plastic surgeon. Even … Continue reading

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Pack Monday! The World’s worst street fair!

Next Monday is Pack Monday, once a proper fair with horses and everything. Not any more. You would think that a town with Sherborne’s pretetensions, sorry, I mean pride in its past, would try for something a bit special. Maybe … Continue reading

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