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In memory of my Granddad

As some of you may know, my granddad Ronnie died earlier this year after a short illness. On what would have been his 97th birthday, the text below forms my half of the eulogy read by my Mum and myself. … Continue reading

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Reykjavik Part One

A brief exchange with Logi, the driver and guide on our Superjeep tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle summed up the depth of my knowledge of this European outpost. Actually, I say “my”, I mean “our”. Between me, Jo and the lovely family from Kentish … Continue reading

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The Rocket Man: Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ok, this one, despite the title, is definitely not going to be a music piece. Some people don’t get snooker, I get that. Watching two men spend 15 minutes attempting to move red balls a fraction of a millimetre one … Continue reading

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The New York Diaries: 10/ 9-10/13

Finally adjusted to being on New York City time, we were up a little bit later on Wednesday. I think that a couple of PEST (Post Empire State Trauma) Peronis helped me sleep that night- once the shopkeeper let me buy … Continue reading

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The Day I Met (Nearly) God

#nowplaying The Harder They Come- Joe Strummer I’m off to Bristol to see Tricky on Thursday. He will be joined on stage for the first time this millennium by his onetime partner, Martina Topley- Bird as they recreate his landmark … Continue reading

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A Captain’s Performance

Arsenal needed a real captain’s performance from Robin van Persie to squeeze past Sunderland yesterday afternoon. The Dutchman had used his programme notes yesterday afternoon to reject speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal. A support base jaded … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin

Growing up in our 3 bedroom house in Isleworth (that’s Isleworth west London, not Isleworth where Tiger Woods lives), I was surrounded by music and the vinyl that belonged to my parents. Locked as I was into my love affair … Continue reading

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