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About Robert Tickler

A man of financial substance, Robert has a wide range of interests and opinions to match. More Posts

Tickler’s Book of Practical Cats

A not infrequent occurrence in my household is the noise of crashing objects. At first I feared it was an intruder then I realised it my cat Cassius sighting another moggy whom we call the “little Madam”. The little Madam’s Manor is the boardwalk by the Marina and patios of various flats. [...]

September 25, 2018 // 0 Comments


I recently read an article on Marie Kondo, an expert on decluttering, which she has made into a global business charging her superfans £1675 for one of her seminars. This accompanies her best selling book Spark Joy: an Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying which sold 5 million copies. [...]

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

A bad day at the coast.

When I retired from my life in commerce some 7 years ago and moved down to the coast some 4 years ago, I had hoped that “a bad  day in the office’, when through no fault of one’s own matters spiral out of control in a horrible downward vortex, was a thing of the past. Not so and yesterday [...]

August 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gay Pride/single status /Battle of Britain

Yesterday was a popular event in the Brighton calendar – “Gay Pride” – when some 2% of the total annual visitors descend on Brighton for the Parade that goes from Hove Lawns to Preston Park. The revellers normally finish up in Kemp Town and more than a few in the bushes of Duke’s [...]

August 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Crime update

There has been some progress in the investigation of the theft of my wallet which I can share with you. There is a case officer assigned who updates me. There is team that deals with the CCTV footage and yet another person contacted me, tasked to take a statement over the phone yesterday. No [...]

July 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

A sign of our times

If I had to nominate a sign of our times it would be the mobile phone. Yesterday I had lunch with an old friend and left my mobile phone unintentionally at home. I found this a liberating experience. I noted that, whilst my friend apologised for asking to send an urgent text when I left the table [...]

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

On the attack!

Recently I have adopted a more aggressive approach to inadequate service. In the past I railed to my friends about poor quality service but now I take a tougher approach with the company itself. It started with my Glyndebourne picnic company. The cold tomato soups were all omitted. My guest was so [...]

July 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another felony

I remarked to a colleague on the Rust who was burgled at 5pm in the afternoon when he was in his home that we need a crime reporter. Last Sunday morning my wallet fell to the floor in a mini-market where I was buying a Sunday paper and was promptly stolen.  Audacity and amorality are the key [...]

July 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

A few days in the country

I have spent a few days away seeing an old friend and his family. I have been visiting their family home since the mid-70s and it’s the house I have been most to over the lengthiest period. The House has had to adjust the passing of the parents, the father bought if from the Estate after the war, [...]

July 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

St Katherine Dock

Yesterday a social engagement took me to St Katherine Dock, a part of London I do not know. Whenever I am near to the River Thames, I always think how little used it is nowadays. It was never always thus. In the 16th century a wherry or river barge was the commonest form of transport to cross [...]

July 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

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