Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chairlift on the Rialto?

As I’m temporarily disabled, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the plight of the disabled in Italy. Of course in towns the evidence is everywhere, with new ramps provided with European money at every cross roads, but these ramps … Continue reading

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Can We Trust the BBC?

The BBC is or was a fine institution, but its values have been completely skewed in recent weeks. First we have the “resignation” of Entwistle, awarded the £450,000 payment normally paid following a sacking. Then we have by comparison an … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes

My first outing since my operation was two days ago, for lunch in the best fish and chip shop in the world, in South Shields. When I set off on my crutches to head for the loos, I was ushered … Continue reading

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