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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

Prince William’s Middle East visit.

The visit of Prince William as a news story has had to play third fiddle to the World Cup and the greater Manchester moorland fire but it will be one followed closely by the Anglo Jewry community for whom it has long been a sore that the Queen has never set foot in Israel. The Jewish prayer book is [...]

June 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The travails of modern living

A question I’m often asked is “What do you all day?”. Unlike some of my chums I don’t have a fistful of non-executive directorships. In fact, a significant portion is my day is lost to correcting a poor service . A couple of days ago I went to my pharmacist. It opens at 9.00 am and I [...]

June 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

A day In Eastbourne

I first started to visit Eastbourne when a friend of mine, now passed on, moved there. He was man of discerning and demanding tastes and if these were satisfied as they were by Eastbourne you would know that the place was worth it. Yesterday I entertained Lottie, our Munich friend, who was over for [...]

June 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Events dear boy events

When Harold Macmillan made this memorable observation on how polices and strategies are undermined by events it seemed better suited to the macro world of politics than the macro world of Robert Tickler but it was the best description of my day yesterday. It began with the mild gastric upset I [...]

May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wrapping up

I got back from a hot Nice to a cold, grey and wet south coast Friday. I am definitely in the school of ‘rent not buy’ when it comes to overseas property but it took 3 hours to pack everything up and another one to unpack sandwiched by a flight in a compacted easyJet flight with [...]

April 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Mediterrenean diet

No  disrespect to Daffers and her ilk that spend significant amount of their waking hours in restaurants but often you cannot beat a simple meal at home. Yesterday after a stroll down the Promenade we partook of asparagus, prawns, ham and salad all fresh from the market that day on the terrace and [...]

April 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Chateau and the ballet

The flat I rent is adjacent to the Chateau of Nice. In the book that Henry reviewed and I read – The Riviera at War – it refers to this being a place for German ordnance to fire on the Allies in the event of sea attack. You can see why as it’s atop of a hill on a promontory between [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

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