Tag Archives: Opinion

Live to Dance: Lisa’s Story

If you’ve read Live to dance, Dance to Live then you will know that this is the first installment of four little girls who became dancers. I met them in Paphos, Cyprus. This is Lisa Greenwood. Lisa was raised in Lincoln … Continue reading

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Magic of York Museum Gardens

  If you read my bio on my Twitter account it says “Humour me, I’m old and grumpy.” So you can imagine my response to the suggestion of a trip to York to see some lights. But I have to … Continue reading

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A Day at the Races

Wetherby Races , Yorkshire on Boxing day is quite a spectacle. Although it was A Day at the Races I didn’t spot the Marx Brothers, but, after some of the results I did begin to wonder if Harpo Marx and his brothers … Continue reading

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Live to dance, Dance to live.

Holiday hotels have to provide some form of entertainment, that’s a given. Some do it well, some don’t and some are blessed by talent. Whilst in Paphos, Cyprus I was in such a hotel. One particular night the Damon Apartment … Continue reading

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Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

Someone suggested re-posting old posts and so I recalled this from five years ago, which may have even more relevance today? Watching Kill Bill some years ago I was impressed with Bill’s view of Superheroes. I don’t know if you … Continue reading

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SILH (8) Desparate Finale

‘And when you’re looking for your freedom Nobody seems to care And you can’t find the door Can’t find it anywhere When there’s nothing to believe in still you’re coming back, You’re running back, you’re coming back for more.’ Take … Continue reading

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My Sister

Now this has the potential to be a sad tale so, as the Beatles once said, ‘Take a sad song and make it better.’  My sister died last Sunday, now that is sad, but I feel like celebrating her life … Continue reading

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Are Any of Us Where We Set Out to Be?

Do you find it amusing that some of us end our working lives in a completely different career to the one we originally chose? I’m not sure if I ever really wanted to be a teacher. From the age of … Continue reading

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Fashion and Window Dressing

Have you noticed how boring provincial shop displays are today? Every day I walk through town and I pass all these shops.  Debenhams – New Look – River Island –  Miss Selfridge – Burton – TopShop – Topman These are their frontages in Beverley. This to me says. … Continue reading

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Royal Opera House, Ballet, The Ivy and a Birthday

This was a landmark birthday and I thought a bit of spoiling wouldn’t go amiss, so off we trundled to London. Because I’m not from Peru, don’t possess a red coat and never travel with Marmalade sandwiches I went as … Continue reading

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