Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 3

I’m sure that most of you will have heard of the passing this week of Minnie Driver’s great aunt, Betty, fondly remembered for her days in the West End, the small and big screen, and for her fictitious hot pot at The Rovers Return. Betty Turpin was just 91. As life expectancy extends further in...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 2

I’m not sure that many folk reading this missive will remember the good old days, those quondam days when your fun was playing out till it got dark, summer holidays that went on forever, grass cuttings that reminded you of Wimbledon and village crickit, when you went to bed exhausted and listened to a tranny...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 1

We were cruising around Lake Geneva in August. The Alps were alpine, high and mighty, the peaks dusted in snow, nice top, the water still, deep, blue, the air warm, temperate, our bodies recovering from Lord Ted’s 50th the night before. Ice creams were three Swiss Euros, lagers four; we were grateful that grandma got...
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