Tag Archives: UK

Seeing things: Shocker for a Sunday morning

I opened the kitchen cabinet to be confronted by the image of John Major, one-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, looming in front of the cereal bowls.  I reeled in shock. I barely considered Mr Major when he was … Continue reading

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Adventures with Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva (yes, she’s from the English Midlands) is making me walk miles every day. She started power walking last year and lost 50 pounds. She is now slimmer than a sixteen year old and every bit as spunky. She … Continue reading

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A New Chair for the BBC–I do my bit

The BBC is looking for a new chair of the BBC Trust. They may not be looking in America but, even at a distance of 3000 miles, I feel obliged to get involved.

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All Change in London

In London, there seems to be a new passion for celebrating all things English. Yesterday, I enjoyed an egg sandwich at the Emporium cafe in Muswell Hill, surrounded by biscuit tins commemorating the Coronation and displays revering Colman’s mustard.  The teashop offers cream tea workshops for … Continue reading

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Closing in on Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, Well, I’m back in London and find it curiously unchanged—I arrived last night to pouring rain and industrial inaction on the Tube. I’m staying in a tall terraced house in Camden in a room that overlooks the main road, … Continue reading

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No Blue Plaque for the Blarney Crone

Just look what Doris Brazil unearthed in the Appleton Marsh Sue Ryder shop! HOCO POCO (Head of Commemorative Objects, Plastic, Onyx, Ceramic Only) at the BBC had this fired just before I set sail for America all those years ago. I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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A wedding, a graduation, and a fistful of pills

It’s hard to determine when it all went horribly wrong. I think it was when the dog peed on the living room carpet. Scottish Susan thinks it was the moment her sciatica started up, even before she set tremulous foot on American soil. … Continue reading

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The Crone awoke this morning to discover, with shock, that her laptop thought it was 1980. For the first couple of hours, the Crone proceeded very gingerly and kept checking herself in the mirror for signs of a curly perm … Continue reading

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A cultural exchange with Doris Brazil

Blabs, The grease stains on my sheets are testimony to the perils of eating Bombay Mix in bed. As for those long thin pieces, there have been nights when it’s been like lying on a bed of nails. I’m so … Continue reading

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Brazilian, ladies, threesomes:there’s worse than the Lib Dems out there

My goodness Blabs, I am the West Country flow. I am West Country! I was slightly taken aback by your political diatribe. Am I to believe you are you encouraging me to become a tactical voter? Putting my deep affection … Continue reading

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