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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

Two days into lock-down …

It’s still early days yet, of course, but as an oldie I am gradually settling into this ‘self-isolation’ lark – that’s an attempt at a quip, by the way, this is obviously a very serious situation and one shouldn’t be flippant, but by the same token, for Pete’s sake(!), you’ve got to [...]

March 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

A day in the country

Yesterday, in a state of some trepidation, I was summoned at relatively short notice to a country retreat whose location must remain secret in order to attend a senior editorial meeting of this organ. Our Leader, fresh from attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting at Davos, was keen to [...]

February 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Goodbye cruel world …” he said, but couldn’t remember why …

Hello – this may be one of my last messages to my fellow Rusters if the latest reports in the media prove to be true – or should that be ‘come to fruition’? Today I appear before you honestly yet nakedly as a 70 year old male with a slight tendency to obesity – I’m not prepared to [...]

January 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

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

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