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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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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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I’ll Play What I Like – Paul Weller at Bristol Colston Hall

I’d been quite excited about seeing Paul Weller at Colston Hall, Bristol. The last time I’d seen him was with The Jam back in the early 1980s, before he adopted  floppy hair and a stripy blazer with The Style Council. … Continue reading

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Life After Deal Or No Deal

As you all know, 2016 didn’t cover itself in glory when it came to the demise of great things; iconic figures from music, stage and screen, TV and radio; the incredible and divisive political shifts in Europe and America. But … Continue reading

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Eye Eye – We Have Contact

As a football referee, I finally had to give in to the helpful advice given to me by friendly spectators on a weekly basis and take a trip to SpecSavers, the opticians. My long vision has been deteriorating as I … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman in La La Land

Last weekend, Lady Barton St Mary suggested that we should go to the pictures. “I’d like to see La La Land, but you wouldn’t go and see that, would you?” she said. I’m not a fan of musicals. Actually, that’s … Continue reading

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