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World Cup thoughts

by Rex Mitchell in Blogs

On the Rust we try to avoid replicating stuff from the back pages so I will not join in the chorus of criticism of Gareth Southgate for never bringing Phil Foden on in a dull [...]

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Restaurant Reviews

  • a la Colthard/The Spread Eagle Midhurst

    November 2, 2022 // 0 Comments

    There was something reassuring about this traditional hotel in Midhurst, West Sussex, where my room had a proper key – not a card – the service was friendly but [...]

Arts

  • My sporting weekend

    November 21, 2022 // 0 Comments

    On Saturday evening I watched England entertain the All Blacks. I was amazed to learn the two countries had met so infrequently and pleased that the last time they did [...]

Sport

  • World Cup thoughts

    November 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

    On the Rust we try to avoid replicating stuff from the back pages so I will not join in the chorus of criticism of Gareth Southgate for never bringing Phil Foden on in a dull [...]

Britain

  • World Cup thoughts

    November 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

    On the Rust we try to avoid replicating stuff from the back pages so I will not join in the chorus of criticism of Gareth Southgate for never bringing Phil Foden on in a dull [...]

World Affairs

  • World Cup thoughts

    November 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

    On the Rust we try to avoid replicating stuff from the back pages so I will not join in the chorus of criticism of Gareth Southgate for never bringing Phil Foden on in a dull [...]

Men

  • In Our Time/Wilfred Owen

    October 30, 2022 // 0 Comments

    One of my favourite wireless programmes is In Our Time presented by Melvyn Bragg at 9-00 on Radio 4 every Thursday. The topic varies weekly and Bragg assembles a team of [...]

Film

  • Something’s Got to Give (2006)

    November 8, 2022 // 0 Comments

    Somehow I missed this “rom com for wrinklies” when it was released but it came on the radar in the Sky Arts Discovering Frances McDormand programme. The stars are [...]

Women

  • The legend that is Marilyn Monroe

    October 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

    I do not like the word iconic but I cannot think of a better one to describe Marilyn Monroe. She was recently the subject of a podcast on Rest is History by historians [...]

Restaurant reviews

  • a la Colthard/The Spread Eagle Midhurst

    November 2, 2022 // 0 Comments

    There was something reassuring about this traditional hotel in Midhurst, West Sussex, where my room had a proper key – not a card – the service was friendly but [...]