Archive for September 2011

The Things We Do

   We’re about to  head for the airport, off to the UK for a very welcome long weekend with friends. R&R, bring it on. Our bags are packed and by the front door.  But then I noticed that our rugs are looking a bit cruddy. Just enough time to run the hoover over them. And then I thought, ‘Why, Laurie?’  ‘Well,’ I…

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Any Colour As Long As It's…

The world is full of such a wonderful variety of things. Unfortunately faceless people seem more and more to make our choices for us. Yes, yet again I’ve been indulging in the national sport of pensioners: complaining. I need a bottle of Graham’s bog standard 20 Euro port. Okay, I don’t need it, but I do…

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Bogeywomen and Happitudes

 Reading advance notices about McGinnis’s expose of Sarah Palin has reminded me about the reaction of the Left when SP first stepped to the front of the political stage. I can’t think of anyone else who has attracted so much hostility. Ronald Reagan was derided but this is sheer venom. One of my Dumbocrat friends, seated…

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Hat Tip to Bulgaria

I have a long history of heartbreaking book covers. I’m optimistic the heartbreak is now over because my publishers have come up with something rather fabulous for the book I’m currently finishing  – I’ll unveil it very soon  –  but the subject of cover design is still guaranteed to get me going. That’s why I was very interested to…

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Nanny Strikes Again

I truly didn’t start today in a bad mood, in spite of the fact that we had to make the long, tedious trip out to the hospital for the second time in three days. Nanny soon fixed that. First there was the tense attempt to buy a painkiller that contains codeine. I know there are now EU regulations…

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A Good Week for Tits

   So this week we’ve had the demonstrators who disrupted a Promenade concert and we’ve had Vanessa Redgrave pleading the cause of the Essex travellers. On balance my Tit of the Week award has to go to Vanessa. You must admit, she’s awfully good at it. I realise that in England nowadays it’s highly advantageous to…

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