An egotistical take on the Grenfell fire

I don’t often watch TV news, but I did see the Panorama programme on Monday, which provided an overview of last Wednesday’s disaster, its surrounding circumstances and causes. Of course this is early days to judge, but I imagine that everybody who watched the programme, and...

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Catching up

Hello my friends. I apologise for the interruption in service - I believe many of you have not been receiving this blog since about x. It's hoped that the problem is now rectified, so could one or two of you let me know if this has...

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Report on the Party (non-political)

I apologise for being a pest, but can you let me know below if you receive this post? Some six months after publication, “We Do Not Kill Children” finally got its long-promised “launch” party. I certainly enjoyed the evening, and it seemed that other people did...

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More of a hiccup than a post

Hello all. I apologise for lack of proper post this week. However, if you have received this as normal, please let me know, as I understand some people haven't been getting the posts. If you've already let me know, don't bother to do it again. Also, make sure...

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Miscellaneous in April

I missed a blog post last week, because: Thought A: Well, here goes, let's blog about the wedding of the century! Thought B: Oops, didn’t I say when I started this blog that my family were off-limits? I did! Thought C: OK, but a quick thought about weddings...

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Being grumpy about books

For family reasons, this week's post is a day early. What turns you off a book? I’m in a small book club (two members) which is very enjoyable. However, I’ve noticed that when I know I’m going to be asked for intelligent comment, my beady eye searches...

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Bang! Article 50 has been triggered

On Tuesday, our Prime Minister sent a letter to the European Union, triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, and thus applying for the UK to leave the EU. I am unashamedly horrified by this, and would like to ask any of my nice readers...

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Not a proper post

I apologise for not providing a proper post this week; it has felt busier than usual in various different ways. All I have to offer is: a political thought: many people feel (post Brexit referendum) that any referendum instituting major constitutional change should set the bar higher...

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Considering loss

My father died at the age of 57 (when I was 26) and my mother at the age of 89. My in-laws also lived to ripe old ages. So I can say that I have experienced bereavement, but not in its sharpest forms – sudden...

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