Yearly Archives: 2011


Christmas in London

I had a busy few days since my return from Parma, visiting friends and tootling around town. I decided to avoid the main shopping craziness of central London but had to pass through it a few times en route to … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

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Polpo in Parma

Alas, and all too soon, yesterday afternoon I stepped out of Parma’s crisp winter sunshine to join the Ryanair throng being herded into smaller and smaller spaces in the Giuseppe Verdi International Airport. After a couple of hours spent in … Continue reading

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Parma mi piace

Managed to squeeze in a little visit to Parma, to see how the place has changed in the four years since my last stop here, and check out the Christmas madness. For madness it was when I arrived on the … Continue reading

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Oxford weekend

I had a grand reunion with my London poetry workshop group last weekend, when we all travelled to Oxford for a couple of days of reading poetry and eating nice food. One night we ate at Folly’s Bridge Brasserie near … Continue reading

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