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Wonders never cease. This week we have learned from our esteemed peers in the scientific community that there is no such thing as the vaginal orgasm. See here for a representative report upon the latest findings, as written by Rose Troup Buchanan for the website of THE INDEPENDENT Give me strength! [...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The game continues as before … for now

Thank God – or someone – that the UK party political conference season is finally over. I suppose that it was fitting that the Lib-Dems were last to step up to the plate, with their leader Nick Clegg gaining praise for his apparently good delivery of a stirring ‘Call to Arms’ speech as we [...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The song remains the same

The political party conference season is almost over. We’ve had those from Labour, the Tories – somehow perhaps missed UKIP’s and the Green’s along the way – and now we’ve got the Lib-Dems’, which is taking place, or has just taken place [it’s difficult to tell] in Glasgow. In a [...]

October 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The old ways are the best

Call me old-fashioned if you will but, when it comes to shopping and services, I prefer the personal touch, I get quite a lot of flak as an outdated dinosaur but recent experience proves I am not such a silly old buffer. I wanted four tickets for the two World Cup rugby games at the Amex. This [...]

October 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back in the old routine

I’m not sure whether it’s just because we’re within eight months of a General Election – or indeed whether David Cameron and/or his Coalition generally is the main culprit – but it appears to me that, more than ever, our politicians are currently obsessed with ‘gesture [...]

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

A day at the coast

Earlier this year my elderly father joined a couple  in his village [I shall call them ‘A’ and ‘B’ hereafter] in taking half-shares in a second hand catamaran 25-foot motor cruiser capable – at a considerable pinch – of sleeping four maximum, complete with a cabin, galley and [...]

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Quins fail to turn up (again)

After four matches of the new Premiership season, Harlequins now languish in 9th position with just 8 points – above only Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons and the hapless London Welsh, whom we happen play next weekend – and have scored just five tries, equal fewest in the league. This is the [...]

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Three into one won’t go

By a variation to the current deal between the RFU and the Premiership clubs agreed earlier this year, in the special circumstances of the 12 months leading to the Rugby World Cup England head coach Stuart Lancaster still has until the middle of October to name his Elite Playing Squad for the [...]

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The distaff view of life

Within reason and despite my age, I like to think of myself as a tolerant, liberal (with a small ‘L’) and equality-conscious individual in this modern world of same-sex marriages and let-it-all hang-out, in-your-face openness about areas of human life that hitherto – for thousands of years [...]

September 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I suppose somebody has to do it

Last night – on a wide-ranging array of travels this week – I travelled out Oxford way to have dinner with my daughter and boyfriend who had not long returned from last weekend’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix. Having arrived with nearly two hours to kill because of a previous pub lunch engagement [...]

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

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