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A Day at the Races

Yesterday our Players Club of Sussex CCC organised a day out at Plumpton races.  Always curious to enjoy a new sporting experience I went along. Plumpton is near Lewes in the fold of the South Downs. Sussex is blessed with racecourses. Aside from Plumpton, there are Brighton, Fontwell and the [...]

February 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Salvation is at hand!

I’m cueing in the classic late 19th Century black spiritual When The Saints Go Marching In here because I’m exhilarated and frankly feel like it: See here for all-time great Louis Armstrong – regarded as one of its finest ever exponents – taking it at a sedate pace as only he was able on a [...]

January 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

And now for something completely different

Over the years the future course of the BBC and all that goes with it has snuck up on the inside rail, some might think somewhat against the odds, to become one of our regular “hot topics”. Rusters will have noticed that it has recently been shooting up the priority list of London-centric [...]

January 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

A sense of smug satisfaction …

For my sins one of my minor hobby interests is spotting media howlers and overnight I alighted upon a minor but typical one on the website of the Daily Mail which today I thought I’d share with Rusters. Below is a link to an opinion piece by Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn on the news [...]

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

The name on the Trophy

With the Rugby World Cup almost upon us – it begins on Friday morning (UK time) – it is currently the ‘Phoney War’ moment during which the media to provides us with a blizzard of copy about every aspect of the country, the culture, the competing teams and indeed every [...]

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard: Verona restaurants

I’ve had 3 meals – all lunches – in our hotel as it’s hit over 37 degrees here and I prefer the air conditioned dining room to the brutal midday heat. The tour has organised trips to a different hostelry every night. The first night we went round the corner to the Osteria Verona [...]

July 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

ICC makes a rick

When you are planning a World Cup you would have thought that you would have engaged a leading local weather expert and above all a contingency plan for rain. It’s a rare British summer that is not affected by rain. So far 4 matches have been abandoned over rain, three without a ball bowled. [...]

June 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

A glorious day at Arundel

I prefer Arundel week to anything else in the sporting calendar. Nothing surpasses the sheer beauty of the cricket ground bordered by old trees with one gap in them to see the river Arun and downs. You can see the Duke of Norfolk’s castle and the cathedral. It’s short of stands with one [...]

June 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

A star is struck

The first fund I bought 5 years ago when I had a windfall was Neil Woodford’s flagship Equity Income Fund. Everyone in finance had heard of his brilliant stewardship of Investco funds when he out-performed the market and avoided the dot.com bubble. However, when I had lunch soon after its [...]

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Speaking as it is

One of the joys of working and writing for the Rust is you can speak your mind without being hauled into the editor’s office or being mauled on social media. Thus I make no apology for saying that I have not watched one moment of the Women’s Football World Cup. I will not do so until [...]

June 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

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