Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nutmeg

Like many people, I have been on a health kick since the start of the new year. My resolve has been surprisingly fortitudinous and to a great extent I have eschewed alcohol, pre-prepared foods, salt, sugar and chocolate. I’ve devoured … Continue reading

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Wine trail

I’ve been investigating the disabled access on Boris’s new Routemaster.  Why? Because at last I have a date for my knee replacement operation. For months I’ve been struggling to get around and have become one of those people who let … Continue reading

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Underground

This wasn’t the first time I’d turned up at Earls Court station at 1.30 am. Forty seven years ago as a fresh-faced student new to the lights of London I’d rented a bedsit in the Cromwell Road. Paranoid about being … Continue reading

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Kray

There I was on New Year’s Eve happily doing the crossword on the Portsmouth train when a large bloke bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of the Krays got on. Black overcoat, Brylcreemed barnet, pencil thin tie, the lot. He … Continue reading

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Animals

Being a company that mainly performs out of doors, the Natural Theatre has, over the years, become used to animal interruptions. We were once hiding behind a wall at a deserted spot in the Yorkshire Dales ready to surprise some … Continue reading

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