Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Ruffits Effect.


No, it’s not a spelling mistake, Ruffits is a name given to a group of people who like to go camping (or caravanning), at various locations around Sussex and Surrey for good food, good company, good music. It all started … Continue reading

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The end of an era.


The last in a line of brothers starting from 1921 ended today 21st May. My father’s brother, Uncle Fred, died on 30th April and had his funeral at the Methodist Church, Morden, followed by Cremation at North Surrey Crematorium. One … Continue reading

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Eurovision song? Don’t make me laugh!


So the annual debacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest is staged in Malmo, Sweden. As usual the so-called ‘music’ emanating from the various countries which have entered, a surprising number singing in English, is at best third rate, and … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust…


A perfect weekend, not perhaps weather wise, but in other aspects, pretty damn good. It had been arranged some months ago that the old ‘standard’ or banner of Number 3 Fighter Squadron Royal Air Force would be ‘laid up’ in … Continue reading

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Facing change as the faces change


Originally posted on The Phraser:
(Published in 2012) In the clip below Clive Handy articulates some of the cultural confusion felt by a certain sector of the British population.  It is worth noting that 5 million UK nationals are now…

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Gulet or not Gulet?


Well, those who follow this blog may be wondering why they’ve not seen anything new from me for some time, now it can be revealed; but first I’d like to explain why I report personal events after they’ve happened. Some … Continue reading

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