Category Archives: Birthday

Liberal Democracy – which way forward?

Liberal Democracy – which way forward? Becoming Radical It has become clear in the last 24 hours that my hobby horse suggesting Tim Farron should stay as leader has been hobbled by the jockey declaring he was “at peace” with … Continue reading

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Captain Cobbler – Going for a song!

Hi everyone, Captain Cobbler – Going for a song! A good present for anyone named Melton! This post will be of interest to bibliophiles who actually like the tactile nature of a REAL book rather than an e-book! Read on, … Continue reading

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Liberal politics – two generations work down the drain

Two generations work down the drain My blog has been somewhat silent for a while (although I started several posts and then left them unfinished! Not sure if that was laziness or indeterminacy?) – but I feel a need to … Continue reading

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Celebration Brazilian style

Celebration Brazilian style. Brazil is much in the news at the moment of course, because of the football, so it is interesting for me to see what other people are saying about Brazil now that I live here. But, for … Continue reading

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Permanent and indeterminate

Permanent and indeterminate So it is official. I am now permanent and indeterminate as far as Brazil is concerned. I collected my “cedula de identidade de estrangeiro” today from the federal Police here in Niteroi. Otherwise known, I suppose, as … Continue reading

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It only ever happens once in your life

It only ever happens once in your life… It happened yesterday but it was only when I awoke this morning that I actually realised that it only ever happens once in your life, and it doesn’t happen for everyone, so … Continue reading

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Henry VIII – Birthday boy and psychopath

Henry VIII – Birthday boy and psychopath Well, it was the birthday of Henry VIII the other day, 28th June. He was born in 1491. By a strange juxtaposition of events I also read, the same day, that some recent … Continue reading

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