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Ralph’s weekly column returns to Bath Chronicle

I’m back, folks, and to quote Cassandra when his famous Daily Mail column was resumed after the war: ‘As I was saying when I was so rudely interrupted…’ A lot of water has passed under Pulteney Bridge since last I … Continue reading

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Oui Patron! (part 2)

Ralph’s Comedy Festival Diary – Part 2 When one is working towards a period of heightened activity such as the Comedy Festival, or a string of important performances, one tends to indulge in hypochondria. Terrified that the slightest tingle in the … Continue reading

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Oui, Patron! (part 1)

Ralph’s Comedy Festival Diary – Part 1 My window cleaner was in today. He said ’Can you write your name down because I’ve told my wife I clean the windows for a posh famous bloke and I can’t remember who … Continue reading

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Presidential Pleasures

I am a rather shy person. I hate receptions and never know how to move on to the next person. I can’t discuss culture and devour canapés at the same time, and Champagne makes me chatter foolishly. However, as audiences … Continue reading

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Long Live Lady M

My alter-ego Lady Margaret will be treading the boards again soon at a Christmas cabaret glorifying in the title ‘Lady Margaret’s Surgery’. Her Ladyship will be reclining on a fur lined troika or Russian sled (it’s amazing what the Natural … Continue reading

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Lions

There has been a lot of debate lately about animals in circuses, so it was interesting to come across a website that only shows clips of lion tamers getting their comeuppance. Animal trainers always claim they are merely enhancing their … Continue reading

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Party in the City

Congratulations Bath Festival (and a bit of the Fringe) for Party in the City. Pity you couldn’t fix the weather! Scarves in almost June? Ridiculous! We met up for a pre-party supper. What’s on tonight asked the lady opposite, waving the programme? … Continue reading

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Dogs

Whereas my normal stomping ground is Widcombe, another of Bath’s urban villages springs into life over the Bank Holiday weekend in the form of the Larkhall Festival. With its central car park turned into a village green, secret garden tours, … Continue reading

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Switch-on

After the razzmatazz of the Bath Christmas lights ceremony, we in Widcombe always have our own modest switch-on. This year it’s on the evening of 29th November as we feel that a month in advance is enough time to get … Continue reading

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Olympic opening

Enough having been said by others greater than me about THAT opening ceremony, I was going to avoid mentioning the Olympics altogether this week. However, I feel the need to point out that the bit where the queen appeared to … Continue reading

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