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A somewhat hasty and brief note from the Emirates Lounge , Dubai International Airport  en route to Auckland where the All Blacks are also present in shorts and polo clustered in groups all on their mobiles .  One of the oddities of air travel is however much you pay the airline has litttle [...]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Leaving for Down Under

Today the National Rust delegation leaves for a trip Down Under to Australasia. We asked each of the party for their views   Algy Bellville “Think New Zealand wines and you think Sauvignon Blanc but their cool climate with hot summers produces a lot of interesting wines. I am [...]

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Old bones

Yesterday over breakfast I discussed the comments made about Johnny Halliday with an intelligent French friend of mine. She accepted that  whilst Johnny Halliday was France ‘s most celebrated rocker he scarcely compared with American and British music legends. She continued that the most [...]

December 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Wine Tasting Evening

I am becoming something of a regular at the wine school which meets most Tuesdays and Thursdays. I was particularly looking forward to last night’s private cellar evening where we are encouraged to bring our own, preferably more esoteric, wine. I  chose for the evening the Thymiopoulos [...]

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

We are free to believe what we believe

Scribes contributing to the Rust have previously offered their opinions upon perception and reality as we find these in the world – whether the subject be ‘fake news’, politics, or the prospect of great movie or music stars being resurrected years after their death and having new [...]

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Where is it all going to end, and when?

Yesterday Prince Harry officially announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and apparently aired his tip for success when embarking upon a relationship, viz. spending time together at home first before venturing out on romantic dates, outings, trips to the theatre or ballet and even meals – see [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Still at it

A while back the Rust featured an appreciation of refreshingly candid and slightly maverick veteran UK neurosurgeon Henry Marsh who had been interviewed on an edition of Radio Five Live’s afternoon show about a second autobiographical book that he had written. He’s evidently got [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The perfect way to cope with an away defeat

Sunday 25th November 2017: Aviva Premiership Round 9: Bath Rugby v Harlequins at the Recreation Ground, Bath: Result – Bath Rugby 38 Harlequins 14 (Bath 5 points including four-try bonus point, Harlequins 0): League positions – Bath Rugby 3rd on 29 points, Harlequins 8th on 20 points. As I was [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Some men achieve

Stuck miles away in the depths of the countryside staying with my aged father this weekend, for a good part of yesterday we sat in the drawing room reading the newspapers and, after those had been consumed, he then looked through a pair of old family photograph albums whilst I picked up a hardback [...]

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Fishmekan & Fourth and Church

Brighton is well served by high end restaurants, the latest being Pascore which has 2 AA rosettes. It also has numerous ethnic restaurants. The Chinese ones are mainly to be found in Preston Street, Brighton’s equivalent to Chinatown, but there are numerous Indian, Mediterranean and Thai all [...]

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

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