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South of The River

December 18, 2011 by

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There’s a grain of truth in the most worn out of clichés (which is why they became clichés). I really did live north of the river (Thames) and never, ever ventured south. I have now put that right. Since touring Rennie Mackintosh Country (Glasgow) we are devotees of Art Deco. Yes, yes, he’s Art Nouveau […]

Afghanistan

December 17, 2011 by

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When people tell you they love history, test them. Ask the question: How long has Britain been at war in Afghanistan?  If you’re feeling kind, remind them of what Sherlock Holmes said to Dr Watson; ‘You have been in Afghanistan’….Indeed he had. Furthermore, he was in the Second Afghan war. When my other half asked […]