Category Archives: Random stuff

Love and Hope (for Manchester)

Last night’s atrocity at the Manchester Arena is beyond words, as many, including the singer Ariana Grande in the aftermath, have said. Beyond senseless. Pure evil. I have nothing I can add to that – just my heartfelt best wishes … Continue reading

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In Manchester

On 24 and 25 March I spent some time in Manchester, one of England’s great cities, but one I don’t know terribly well, other than for its football and music. I’ve been there quite a few times in the past, … Continue reading

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Leaving London – just for one day

London, Euston Station, Friday morning 24 March. Waiting for my train to Manchester. From one great city to another. Going to see Car Seat Headrest tonight. I’ve been to Manchester quite often, but only on work trips or stag-dos. I’ve … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trump inauguration

At work today we had a Trump inauguration party. I wouldn’t call it a celebration of Trump, but it was a celebration of America. We brought American food and drinks and watched with heavy hearts as the Obamas departed, and … Continue reading

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Oh England!

I live and die through England, Through England, It leaves a sadness. (“England” by PJ Harvey) It’s democracy for sure… but oh England, what have you done? A vote for isolation, division, racism, hatred. A deluded vote that doesn’t recognise … Continue reading

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Safety in numbers!

Today Kath and I, with our friends Jon and Maggie, walked along the Thames path from Cholsey downstream to Tilehurst, just outside Reading. Some very beautiful scenes, which I’ll post later this week; but I loved this scene of some … Continue reading

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Never a truer statement…

The astronaut Edgar Mitchell died recently. My friend Nancy shared this on Facebook from a website called “I F****** Love Science”. A global perspective… if only.

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