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Dispatches to Sir Kev 15.6.14 – Dressing The Part

Journalists likes to think they have the power to influence. It’s part of the appeal of the job; mass coercion. Shaping opinion goes with the territory, and by and large readers keep to their side of the bargain. It’s why … Continue reading

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Kid’s Stuff

  You want to know the worst thing about the roller-coasters in Disneyland? No, it’s not the white knuckle twists and high velocity turns, or the stomach wrenching plunges into an abyss. It’s the banks of photo screens as you … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev 21.04.14

Dear Sir Kev, I hope you won’t object but I thought of you the other day as a peloton of rangy cyclists in brightly coloured branded Lycra wear sped past the house where I was spending the Easter weekend. And … Continue reading

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Nantucket – The Heart Of The Sea

Nantucket’s Jared Coffin House isn’t as macabre as it sounds. The red brick Georgian hotel, the oldest on the island, has white door columns and dark green louvered windows. It stands at the top of Broad Street, a reminder of … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev from Nashville Boot City 30.11.13

Dear Sir Kev, As a man profoundly wedded to the concept of wearing – wherever in the world – the appropriate garb (a guayabera in Cuba, a safari suit in Kenya, lots of brown in Norway) you can imagine my … Continue reading

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St.Vincent Volcano

It’s not every day you get to walk up a volcano, especially an active one. So I am determined that a drop of rain, fog, and gale force winds aren’t going to put the mockers on my hike to the … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev Dutton from the Tarn et Garonne – Saint Antonin-Noble-Val, et la campagne 29.08.13

Cher Sir Kev, While life in London swirls inexorably in far reaching ways life in the Tarn et Garonne is simply, well quieter. With the Feast of the Assumption over many of the French holiday makers have packed their baguettes … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev Dutton from the Tarn et Garonne – la riviere, vide graniers and renovation, en France 20.08.13

Cher Kev, I did enjoy your last dispatch from the Old Country, and I am sorry not to have attendedyour exhibition. I am in need of an occasion for a pair of slacks. The bucolic lifestyle is whittling away at … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev Dutton from the Tarn et Garonne – du pain et d’autre choses 12.08.13

Cher Kev, Thank you for the kind offer of Ralph Lauren Madras cotton shorts. In fact, I think a pinafore would have been better, having spent six hours baking baguettes, pain de siegle, pain de campagne and pain aux noix, … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev Dutton from the Tarn et Garonne

Cher Kev, As you are aware Kim, Asta and I are in south west France.  The journey was arduous and difficult. So much so that our first meal en France was a MacDonalds. It has been very hot. Today is … Continue reading

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