Monthly Archives: May 2016

Glagolitic Mass………….

There are certain pieces of music that on first hearing leave an indelible impression, Smokestack Lightening by Howlin Wolf, Johnny Hodges playing Jeeps Blues, Jessy Norman in Strauss’s For Last songs and not least Janaceks Glagolitic Mass, a mass like … Continue reading

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The Peak District………………the relatively undiscovered beauty spot

  If you ask most people who visit Britain which areas they intend to visit you will invariably get responses along the lines of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, Scotland and that city which is no longer part of … Continue reading

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“Lust for Life”……..Iggy Pop

To corrupt an old saying, “there are old rock singers and there are wild rock singers, but there are very few old and wild rock singers” but one who seems to have survived and fit the latter category is Iggy … Continue reading

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A Bull Nosed Morris Cowley………….

Wandering through the village of Eyam in the Peak District last week I came across a beautiful old car parked in a driveway. I spent several minutes admiring the magnificent piece of engineering when the owner appeared with a friend. … Continue reading

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British taxpayers money goes to corrupt foreign regimes…….

  The ten most corrupt countries in the world have received £2.7 billion of British aid since David Cameron became Prime Minister, official figures show. During his premiership, the amount spent by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the … Continue reading

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Anti-semitism and the Mayor of London, nothing changes!

  The response in Pakistan to Sadiq Khan being elected  mayor of London. Note the subversive anti-Semitism in the poster, “millionaire jew” which seems to suggest that there is an undercurrent of hatred against jews and the Israeli nation. I … Continue reading

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‘Tis time to visit the bluebells again at Hardcastle Crags

Last year I visited Hardcastle Crags to photograph the bluebells but found that I had arrived about ten days too late to get them in their full glory. So not wanting to make the same mistake this year I went … Continue reading

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