Category Archives: europe

Bonne Continuation..?

A year ago I posted a short, well, short by my standards, note here reflecting on the year that had passed. And wishing those of you who had shared it here with me a very ‘bon fin d’année’. It was, … Continue reading

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Le Courrier De Nuit (Traduction Pierre Telliac).

  C’est le courrier de nuit qui franchit la frontière , Distribuant les cartes du jeu d’une autre manière , Ravivant passions à gauche comme de droite , Pour un bon voyage d’espoir et de peurs ce soir. Des rêves … Continue reading

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Night Mail (With Apologies To W. H. Auden).

This is the night mail crossing the border, Sowing the seeds of a different order, Stirring passions on left and right, To their hopes and fears Godspeed tonight. Dreams of justice stir their cause, Or of English votes for English … Continue reading

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A Farage Made In Heaven (Fanfare For The Common Man).

Inspired by conversations with Patrick Hanson Lowe and Nick Schon. Illustration by Nick Schon. On Thursday President Obama told journalists in Brussels that the US “has a deep interest in ensuring that the UK remains united… “ We’re getting used to … Continue reading

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Many Mansions.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you: John 14:2 (KJV) My father was born in 1920. In the first sixty-five years of his life he visited what his generation knew … Continue reading

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Auld Aquaintances.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the last Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland…’ Last week ‘call me Dave’ returned to the Olympic Park in Stratford and invoked the spirit of Sir Chris Hoy and … Continue reading

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The Mansion On The Hill

My apologies. It’s been a while I know, but I’ve been a bit busy lately. And, if you choose to work as what the Belgians call an ‘independent’, when busy rings the bell you let it in. This week I … Continue reading

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