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I have no evidence for my opening statement today beyond suspicion, however my hunch is that one of our contributors’ most frequently-revisited themes is the propensity of the modern all-enveloping world of the internet and social media to peddle endless contradictory theories or assertions. You [...]

September 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Spanish wine and Tapas

Last Tuesday I attended a wine tasting devoted to Spanish wine and tapas. Spanish wine is not as fashionable as French and they do not produce the volume of Italy, the biggest producer of wine in the world (Spain is third after France). As wine region Spain is well-positioned to the south of that [...]

September 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Petworth House

Yesterday I visited Petworth House the home of the Percy family in West Sussex. I was motivated by a conversation I had with Alice Mansfield who had watched a TV programme on Petworth House called Britain’s Lost Masterpieces. Petworth House contains some eminent art works notably an unknown [...]

September 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

England women qualify for football World Cup

Last night by chance I found myself watching the first half of the women’s international football match broadcast on BBC2 between Wales and England played at the Rodney Parade ground in Newport that was broadcast on BBC2 from 7.00pm onwards. This was a World Cup group match which would [...]

September 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A high street adventure

Stop me if I’ve blogged on this subject before – or indeed if in the  past you have had similar experiences to those I’m about to describe – but in this day and age one of the things that metaphorically slaps me in the face every time I go out and about in my local high street is the sheer [...]

September 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Female tennis issues

I recently blogged on this organ on the subject of the French Open tennis authorities declaring that in future it would not be acceptable for Serena Williams to wear a cat suit on court during their tournament. Overnight I spotted this piece by Susie Mesure criticising the attitude of the French [...]

August 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Sartoria and the decline in the middle ranking restaurant.

The title of the post is not intended to confuse so I will begin by stressing that Sartoria in Savile Row is not a middle ranking restaurant. It is expensive and sets high standards of  cuisine, decor and service but it is not for the financially challenged. Years ago a group of us ladies -who [...]

August 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Would you ‘Adam and Eve’ it?

Here’s another example of political-correctness gone mad. Today I spotted on the website of The Guardian an opinion piece by Chitra Ramaswamy claiming that Serena Williams being banned from wearing a black cat-suit like garment at the next French Open is an example of unacceptable [...]

August 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Food for thought

Two aspects of modern life that reoccur in most people’s reflections upon modern life are: Firstly, the various ways we acquire knowledge, keep in touch with what is happening around us and across the world and choose to spend those proportions of our free leisure (or non-working) time that are [...]

August 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard: Rick Stein/Sandbanks

My readers know how mistrustful I am on restaurants with views. I also believe reputations are there to be punctured not lauded. So when Bob Tickler’s godson aunt and uncle Hattie and Tom booked the Rick Stein overlooking the bay at Sandbanks I was sceptical on both counts. In fact it proved a [...]

August 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

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