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About ruralspaceman

A man trapped inside a middle aged body still tries to be hip and trendy. Actually, no he doesn't. He says it as he sees it. as long as it's not too controversial. Living with his wife, Lady Barton St Mary, two children, Miss Katherine and Master Johnny in Randall Towers, he is constantly frustrated by the mechanisms of modern life and the issues raised by being the husband of a high flying executive and member of the aristocracy. All he wants is a quiet life and a full set of Deal or No Deal DVDs. Please help him.

You’ll Float Too …

Well, Wordpretzels, make my own sauce and call me Barry Norman, yet another film review, this time to see the much anticipated It, based on the novel by Stephen King. Now, Lady BSM isn’t into horror films, so gave this … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman at the Pictures

Wordpretzels. It’s been a while. Sometimes even the complete rubbish that fills my head gets stuck there like a lamb chop bone in a vacuum cleaner, slowly getting furrier and less appealing by the day. So, I thought I’d get … Continue reading

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Dr Gorgeous Makes a Filum

I’d put it off for far too long. Six months, to be exact. I knew it was six months, because I booked the appointment when I received a text reminder. Hence, I made the appointment to see Dr Gorgeous, the … Continue reading

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Don’t Like The Beatles? Don’t Like Life.

It was a real shock. I’d never really met one before, or, at least, if I had, I didn’t know it. This was approximately three years ago; a lazy, sunny Sunday morning after a party at a friend’s house. A … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman – Offline in Scotland

It all came about thanks to that nice Richard Branson, who, having owned part of our railway system for 20 years, decided to reward the populace by offering tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow for £10 each way. I’d never been … Continue reading

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The Day I Met A Saint

It happened by the green outside our house. I was returning from the shops with my mum and we passed a large, black car parked a little way up Dacre Gardens. The rear window was open, cigar smoke drifting out … Continue reading

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Release Roger! Roger Hodgson at Birmingham Symphony Hall

A rainy night in Birmingham – every time I visit, it’s raining. We were travelling back from Glasgow, with the added treat of seeing Roger Hodgson at The Symphony Hall. Roger Hodgson? Yes, the man who wrote and sang most … Continue reading

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