Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pretentious Bathing

You may recall that in my annual search for the most pretentious artistic offering in the Edinburgh Fringe programme I spotted a one-on-one piece which involved you being bathed, wrapped in a towel, fed chocolate and, quote, being held for … Continue reading

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Normals

The idea of banning face masks in public in the wake of recent events seems to be one knee-jerk reaction too far. Why, innocent gentlemen of a certain age popping out for a pootle on their ancient BSA’s, well wrapped … Continue reading

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Walkways

Emerging from a meeting at the Pump Room this week we became embroiled in the maelstrom that is peak holiday period Bath. From the inexorable marching of endless columns of foreign language students to the dawdling knots of lost Japanese … Continue reading

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Greek Games

The appeal for the public to take part in the London Olympics opening ceremony reminds me of a scrape I got into in Athens where the 1969 European Games were being staged. I was there ostensibly to teach conversational English … Continue reading

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