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About Bryn Thomas

After a longer career in travel agency than he would care to admit, Bryn became a freelance review of hotels and guest houses at the suggestion of a former client and publisher. He still travels and writes for pleasure. More Posts

Back in the real world

Yesterday, for the first time since Monday’s Great Emergence From Lockdown (or “GEFL”), I waddled into my local town high street in the bright sunshine and accompanying still ice-edged bracing wind gusts for little more than just the hell of it. Well, not quite just the hell of it. I needed [...]

April 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Waiting for it

Not being someone who sets much store by celebrating birthdays or religious festivals, last night the supposed weirdness that many of my family and friends have commented upon at marking the commencement of the New Year under the constraints of a Tier 4 lockdown or worse would have passed me by but [...]

January 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

Cyclists and phones

From time to time stuff happens. For example, every day I witness both cyclists (and/or  grown adults riding what I believe are called “e-scooters”) riding on roads and thereby annoying those at the wheel of genuine road vehicles … or else along pavements and then simultaneously annoying and [...]

November 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

To accept it – or not – that is the question

Sometimes in life subjects to blog about sneak up you – as has mine today. When one gets to a certain age it is in the nature of things that human beings reach a point where, unless they are very careful, they begin to drop ‘off the pace’. From this spring such phenomena as the delusion that, [...]

August 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Two days into lock-down …

It’s still early days yet, of course, but as an oldie I am gradually settling into this ‘self-isolation’ lark – that’s an attempt at a quip, by the way, this is obviously a very serious situation and one shouldn’t be flippant, but by the same token, for Pete’s sake(!), you’ve got to [...]

March 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

A day in the country

Yesterday, in a state of some trepidation, I was summoned at relatively short notice to a country retreat whose location must remain secret in order to attend a senior editorial meeting of this organ. Our Leader, fresh from attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting at Davos, was keen to [...]

February 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Goodbye cruel world …” he said, but couldn’t remember why …

Hello – this may be one of my last messages to my fellow Rusters if the latest reports in the media prove to be true – or should that be ‘come to fruition’? Today I appear before you honestly yet nakedly as a 70 year old male with a slight tendency to obesity – I’m not prepared to [...]

January 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Life goes on whatever

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

“Don’t tell him, Pike!”

Some people I know positively hate it, but at the end of this month the BBC’s Dad’s Army – still a staple of ‘repeat show’ channels the world over – will reach the milestone of passing the fiftieth anniversary of its first-ever broadcast – a distinction that few still-popular TV [...]

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Women in the media

Please pardon me for bringing this piece by Ron Liddle as appears today upon the website of the Daily Mail. Normally Mr Liddle’s offerings – flowing as they do from the pen of someone straight from Central Casting as the type of old-fashioned Lunchtime O’Booze Fleet Street hack [...]

June 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

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