A Foray into The World of Damon Runyon

A Foray into The World of Damon Runyon

If you had asked me not so long ago who Damon Runyon was I would have shrugged and made a wild guess that it was perhaps some long lost breed of apple. The name has an of aura of all that is good and comforting about the past; of something well worth the effort of...
Normandy, from Asterix to the Holy Land

Normandy, from Asterix to the Holy Land

Normandy, a region of northern France, has a long history often closely entwined with that of England, though we have managed to remain determindly seperate. Modern Normandy is largely agricultural and owes its prosperity to horse breeding, tourism and the production...
Normandy – The Bayeaux Tapestry

Normandy – The Bayeaux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of those iconic bits of world history on a par with the pyramids, Big Ben and the tree in Barnes where Marc Bolan crashed his Mini. One of the main attractions in Normandy northwest France, the tapestry is housed, unsuprisingly, in the...
Brexit – What The FDI Happens Now?

Brexit – What The FDI Happens Now?

Before we begin – caveats, qualifications It’s not my aim to foist my opinions on anyone, I can only relate facts in an even handed way as possible and rely for the greater part on statistics. The data I’ve used is largely from the Office of National Statistics...
Big and Beautiful

Big and Beautiful

On my many trips oop North as I turn off the M62, about which I could wax endlessly lyrical without pulling your leg even once, I pass a neck- breakingly high chimney pointing upwards to the steely sky over Rochdale. Wrapped up against the winter chill and seemingly...

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