Monthly Archives: February 2012

English in the Age of Uncertainty

We are witnessing a whole generation brought up on guesswork. First we have the strange phenomenon of the interrogative mode of speech, turning every statement into a question by making the voice rise at the end. (Could this have begun … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned

I’m usually in Venice for the Carnival, but this year sees me at home in Newcastle fretting, because out of the goodness of my heart I took pity on a fraught friend of a friend and offered her the flat … Continue reading

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Museum not only Saved, but Expanding!

“Ciao, stella!” Yes, it’s Riccardo again, ringing me from Italy and shouting at me because I’m foreign and have difficulty understanding. I hold the receiver away from my ear and attempt to decipher what he’s telling me. Things are apparently … Continue reading

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The Twinning Process is Hotting Up!

Just when I thought I’d done the hard work and saved the Museum of Navigation from turning into a locked warehouse, I get several emails from canal people who clearly need me. The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne is having … Continue reading

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