Monthly Archives: October 2016

I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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Lakeside Walk at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday morning was a bit foggy and grey initially but the forecast was for the weather to improve with some sunshine forecast around lunchtime. With this in mind, I set off on the twenty-five minute drive to the park and … Continue reading

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Lithuania losing skilled people

Originally posted on Man patinka Lietuva:
“Deserted Lithuania relies on refugees” was the headline over this picture from the Sunday Times last weekend. The story told of Vilius Leveris‘s problems in recruiting staff for his new upmarket barbers’ shop in…

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Aberfan……a lost generation of children

Half a century of grief poured out of the small town of Aberfan yesterday as it remembered a generation lost when a coal tip slid on to their school. Among the 144 people killed on October 21, 1966, were 116 … Continue reading

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George Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody No 2……..and a little thank you to Michael Portillo

A few weeks ago I was watching the first of Michael Portillos “Great Continental Train Journeys” and in that episode he was travelling through Romania.  Armed with his trusty 1913 Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide, Michael Portillo ventures east through Romania … Continue reading

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Calais “children” asylum seekers…………..or perhaps not!

I have listened to two phone in programmes today on the BBC about the so-called “children” who the government is about to admit to Britain to live here. Firstly, Nicki Abdul Campbell was at his sycophantic, mawkish best on pleading … Continue reading

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La Boheme in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On my recent rain-soaked visit to Vilnius one of the highlights of the week was to take in a performance of Puccinis La Boheme at the Lietuvos Nacionalinis Operos ir Baleto Teatras with my friend and colleague Renata. I last … Continue reading

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