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About Bryn Thomas

After a longer career in travel agency than he would care to admit, Bryn became a freelance review of hotels and guest houses at the suggestion of a former client and publisher. He still travels and writes for pleasure. More Posts

Life goes on whatever

I have no evidence for my opening statement today beyond suspicion, however my hunch is that one of our contributors’ most frequently-revisited themes is the propensity of the modern all-enveloping world of the internet and social media to peddle endless contradictory theories or assertions. You [...]

September 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

“Don’t tell him, Pike!”

Some people I know positively hate it, but at the end of this month the BBC’s Dad’s Army – still a staple of ‘repeat show’ channels the world over – will reach the milestone of passing the fiftieth anniversary of its first-ever broadcast – a distinction that few still-popular TV [...]

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Women in the media

Please pardon me for bringing this piece by Ron Liddle as appears today upon the website of the Daily Mail. Normally Mr Liddle’s offerings – flowing as they do from the pen of someone straight from Central Casting as the type of old-fashioned Lunchtime O’Booze Fleet Street hack [...]

June 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Running on empty

I’ve been spending the weekend with my ancient father down in the one of the many backwaters dotted along the South Coast of Britain. In many respects it is a bizarre situation to be in because, of course, families matter so much and coping with the vicissitudes of old age are complicated and yet [...]

April 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Getting a grip

There was a time not a few moons ago when, as a matter of editorial policy, a group of Rust contributors informally agreed among themselves that wherever possible – in the interests of balance, fairness, harmony, understanding and perhaps even revenue protection/development(!) – they [...]

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

That’s that over for another year then

Sometimes the smallest of things can give you a new sense of well being and confidence. The honest truth is that I have few sources of income in my advancing years – and many outgoings, but that’s another story – and, if I was an accountant, or the type to be well-organised and efficient, [...]

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Going out in the rain

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but yesterday chez moi was the occasion of a sudden break in the weather. Gone was the scorching heat and sunshine of the Bank Holiday Weekend, replaced by a distinctly colder temperature and steady rain which, after a slow start, persisted for most of the [...]

August 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Something to chew upon

For good or ill, I visit my dentist about every six months for a check-up – and then possibly a further appointment to deal with anything discovered during said check-up that might warrant attention. My attitude to teeth and dentistry is somewhat ambivalent. About three decades ago one dentist I [...]

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another overnight blank

Here’s a true story. My regular night-time schedule consists of going to bed about 9.00pm, partly because I’m an early to bed and early to rise sort of guy. It’s also partly because I normally sleep for between four and five hours and get up again somewhere between midnight and 2.00am to [...]

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reunion meal

Yesterday I travelled into central London for lunch with a pal and some of his mates, all of them alumni of the same school. There was a certain novelty to the expedition because I’m now about a decade past the time I last commuted into the metropolis and it was fascinating – if you see what I [...]

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

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