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Archive for December 2011

What, no greetings?

December 26, 2011

I sent very few Christmas greetings this year, quite simply because I did not feel like it.  “Killjoy! Scrooge!”  you may cry.  I have a pretty good excuse though, in that, for the last ten days or so I have been pretty much under the weather and felt like doing very little. So, I didn’t deliver […]

The show goes on, with a little help……

December 19, 2011

I guess it had to happen sooner or later.It’s Monday morning and I feel like death warmed up. In fact, I’ve been pretty much out of commission for several days now. So much so that I simply haven’t had it in me to write a new blog piece this week.  However, rather than leave you, […]

Googling conkers in Clapham

December 12, 2011

In the autumn I happened to be in Clapham, South London which is where I grew up. I decided to spend a little time tramping around the local streets, taking in both the changes and nostalgically soaking up those few elements that still remained the same.  I came to sit under the horse chestnut tree opposite our former […]

Melly in an alley

December 5, 2011

George Melly, the jazz musician died a couple of years ago. I can’t say that I’m that familiar with his music, although one claim to fame is that his former drummer lives next door to me.  I once heard a great story about Mr Melly. He was doing a gig up in Manchester. There happened […]