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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

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 original and true amber nectar

Some might feel I’m warming to my task as a relatively new contributor to the Rust – others than I’m rather hogging things – but sometimes these things cannot cannot be helped! For those interested in drink generally, here’s a link to an article by Brendan Hodrien that [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Age and pills

Some might say that when a columnist has to resort to ‘linking’ Rust readers to way-out stories on the Daily Mail website that he or she has gone beyond scraping the barrel, but today I couldn’t possibly comment. According to doctors, medical specialists, friends and indeed carers, the fact [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s sporting headlines

For the benefit of Rust readers everywhere, here are two sports stories from today’s media that caught my eye:   FORMULA ONE After the departure of Bernie Ecclestone and the purchase by Liberty Media of the Formula One juggernaut, there were always going to be changes – some might say [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The times I live in

THE STEPPING MACHINE Last night, after yet another day spent largely in front of a computer screen (for reasons of both necessity and choice) – bar one short trip by car for a food shop – at about 5.00pm I deliberately set off to stride up to my gym for a session intended to ‘blow the [...]

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Checking things out

Purely in the cause of promoting the spread of general knowledge, public education and in case it may also be of interest to discerning Rust readers (obviously), this morning I provide a link to a piece I spotted on novel career opportunities by a lady who goes by the name of Venus O’Hara, as [...]

October 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another report from the exercise frontier

This is another in a sequence my occasional Rust posts reporting and commenting upon my late-life attempts (well, at 65 I don’t think I can qualify anymore as ‘middle-aged’) to improve the health-promoting aspects of my lifestyle habits via a self-devised dietary/fitness campaign. Firstly, [...]

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The annual medical

Last week my ageing Volvo passed its MOT and yesterday was my turn to present myself at my doctor for mine. I like my doctor, whom one might describe as old school, very much. He does not spend the consultation peering into his computer like many a GP but engages in eye to eye contact listening [...]

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

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