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White Horses

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White horses ride in perfect formation, movement almost completely synchronised, around a sand strewn indoor arena in southern Spain. The arena is in  the grounds of the Real Escuela del Arte Equestre, which is well worth visiting if you are in … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Rome (Brexit)

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The last days of the Roman Republic, that’s what the Brexiteers remind me of ( hey, if you’re going to be grandiose, you may as well be epic ).  I think what prompted the comparison was the mention of law … Continue reading

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Not fit for office?

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It is widely known that international speculators make (or lose) money gambling on currency value movements. George Soros most famously made a killing on Black Wednesday (September 16th 1992), when Norman Lamont, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, was forced … Continue reading

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Bethlehem…

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…is Belen in Spanish. This also describes those models of the nativity and associated bible stories which I remember from childhood as being quite common in Britain too.  As we have become more secular these have become rarer and public … Continue reading

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Saturday Night

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There were push-chair toting families, couples entwined, a group of smartly dressed women of a certain age all wearing matching black trilbies, groups of young men and groups of young women, each group eyeing the other, the latter from vertiginous … Continue reading