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About Arthur Nelson

Looking forward to his retirement in 2015, Arthur has written poetry since childhood and regularly takes part in poetry workshops and ‘open mike’ evenings. More Posts

The problem with oldies

Though it hurts me to say it (because I am one) we urgently need to get a grip on the problem of old people. Well, the wrong sort of old people. Yesterday I drove to my local Sainsburys in order to do a food shop mid-morning – I mention the fact is was a Sainsburys only because it was one: I [...]

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The art of kicking a dead horse

Yesterday afternoon, somewhat at a loose end and suffering from the effects of the first of my annual ‘two colds per winter’, by chance I realised that Southampton were hosting Manchester United in football’s Premiership and switched to BT Sport’s live coverage (commentary by Darren [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Quelle horreur! I’ve just realised I’d like to be young again …

It’s very important for Rusters that – with our famous mission statement being to observe and comment upon the modern world from our viewpoint as ‘people beyond a certain age’ – to maintain a degree of balance between comparing the now with the past and also looking to the future. [...]

October 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Now you see them – now you don’t …

Okay, I am coming out of the woods with my hands up – I deliberately tuned in yesterday to ITV’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, more of curiosity than anything else but half-hoping that the crowds would be sparse and that opportunities for [...]

October 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach

Here’s another in my new collection of the world of political correctness, ‘Snowflake Generation’, diversity and all those other fashionable campaigning causes gone mad. Spotted today was this report by Brett Lackey – on a supposedly sexist advertisement that has prompted a [...]

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new beginning …

Today I begin what may an occasional feature on items spotted on the internet of ‘this modern PC-dominated world gone mad’, albeit not least in covering “Wimmins Issues” – and I here use the word “wimmin” with acknowledgement and apologies to Private Eye magazine which I believe was [...]

October 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Calling all sensible UK citizens!

It’s confession time – I’m an agnostic when it comes to the Royal Family. I’m broadly content in principle with the modern version of the institution, i.e. the one that – whilst supposedly representing a fairy-tale romantic ‘continuation of the line’ and connection to our past [...]

September 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

A high street adventure

Stop me if I’ve blogged on this subject before – or indeed if in the  past you have had similar experiences to those I’m about to describe – but in this day and age one of the things that metaphorically slaps me in the face every time I go out and about in my local high street is the sheer [...]

September 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Impressions do count

As I understand it, phrenology is – or was – the scientific (medical) theory which has held sway to differing degrees at various times in history to the effect that the shape or look of someone’s head somehow signifies their personality traits and/or character. Flitting around the [...]

August 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The onward march continues

The campaign seeking to advance equality with men for female sporting stars inevitably risks running into a little local difficulty when coming together the harsh realities of the world. Currently the general media line is that the England women’s team in football, rugby, hockey and cricket are [...]

July 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

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