Category Archives: crude satire

back on familiar ground

I was soon back home on familiar ground, where the obligation to remember certain things in certain ways grows ever stronger. Mrs May is outraged that the England football team is not allowed to wear poppies for an international scheduled … Continue reading

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scum

Shakespeare’s history plays. 1315. The middle of the Hundred Years War. Henry V, uneasy in his possession of the English throne, because his father killed Richard II to get it, has decided to assert once more an old family claim … Continue reading

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At Vodnikov Dom 6

I approached Vodnikov Dom through the narrow valley of the Mostnica. Within a wooded valley is a narrow gorge of roundly sculpted limestone where the water runs green and deep. Then further up the valley, past a refuge/restaurant where shiny … Continue reading

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At Vodnikov Dom 5

        . Rhodothamnus chamaecistus. Gardeners will notice that the leaves are very like those of anazalea, (which of course is a rhododendron.) 2. It looks particularly beautiful with the light shining through the flowers. 3. A ‘dwarf’ cistus … Continue reading

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At Vodnikov Dom

So long on introductions and scene setting I don’t arrive. Now I’ll miss the 7 17 train and have to wait half an hour, and I was so pleased with myself for starting work a couple of times at 7. … Continue reading

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On urinating

The first sign that something is afoot comes as I approach Blackfriars Bridge on friday afternoon on the way home from work and see a regiment of portaloos. When Gerry told me about the crowds for Chelsea’s triumphant parade he … Continue reading

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jubilee

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June 3 2012, a nation rejoices.

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then the train came in

October 7. There’s a new advert for the Comedy Channel at Borough tube station: According to some research that we just made up (I dropped the dog’s lead to write it down on  my way home and an official comes … Continue reading

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