Yesterday two important homes in the history of British literature were open to the public for the last time this year before they are closed up and put to bed for the winter to reopen next spring. They are Charleston, the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the… Read More


Not having seen the film In Bruges I can’t possibly comment on it although everyone mentioned it when I said I was going to visit there. Which I did in early September although I’m only just now getting round to writing something about it. My two-week plus cold having significantly upset my work schedule. Anyway,… Read More


Just as I was getting sick more than two weeks ago, the rough and ready crowd who belong to the Hastings Vegan Dining Club got together for one of our, er, Vegan Dining Club get-togethers. Sadly, the notes I made about the delicious meal have subsequently disappeared. I blame my cold. (Wait! See below) Suffice… Read More


These past two weeks have been a blur. Only just now recovering from a stinker of a cold. Which, in some way, looks like this shot I took with my Blackberry a few days ago on an afternoon visit to nearby Camber Sands. It’s an amazing place on an early October afternoon. Sky, land and… Read More