Category Archives: Lady Barton St Mary

Rural Spaceman in Paris

After all these years, Lady Barton St Mary managed to persuade me to visit Paris. I’d visited Paris many years ago, when I was a skinny, long haired, unwashed student, in the company of an American flatmate called Dan. We’d … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s 2016

Blimey. 2016. Who would have thought that one year could cause so much chaos, death, divisiveness and nincompoopery. 12 months of worldwide chaos, fear, destruction and idiocy. I don’t have to tell you about the number of famous people who … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Problems

The other week I popped in to Marks and Spencer, not to buy any more suits, like Lady Barton St Mary thinks I do, no; not even the rather fetching blue houndstooth one that was on offer, no, not even … Continue reading

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Do It All Yourself

“Please,” said Lady Barton St Mary, gently stroking my cheek with the back of her hand, “Uncle Robin needs your help,” she said in her gentlest voice. I stiffened, swallowing hard. “OK,” I managed to blurt, “I’ll go on Sunday” … Continue reading

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Take Your Chance While You’ve Still Got the Choice – AC/DC at The Etihad Stadium Manchester.

  It all started with their appearance on Top of the Pops in the 70s. It could have been Tony Blackburn or Kid Jensen who announced, “Now, from Australia, AC/DC with ‘Rock n’ Roll Damnation’… and there and then I … Continue reading

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God Only Knows How He’s Lived for This Long – Brian Wilson at The Birmingham Symphony Hall

Yet another trip out for myself, Lady Barton St Mary and her brother Drew, this time a return to The Birmingham Symphony Hall to see another ‘legend’ in the world of popular music, Brian Wilson. For those of you uninitiated … Continue reading

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Crunchy Rabbit Ears – Rural Spaceman’s Guide to Barcelona

I have returned refreshed from Spain after a four day excursion to Barcelona with Lady Barton St Mary, The Sexton and Pen. Lady BSM and Pen had been to Barcelona before for a middle aged hen weekend, so they had … Continue reading

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