Coffee News from the Antipodes

Coffee News from the Antipodes

    . Three mornings a week, Leah, Colin and Laura attend a ‘Boot Camp’ exercise class on the green above the beach. Run by a Navy PE instructor it’s a tough 45 minute workout I can personally vouch for from my vantage point at Leah’s apartment window, mug of tea in...
The breast screening scandal review – update

The breast screening scandal review – update

    Back in the summer I wrote about an unusual Commons statement made by the then Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, that some 450,000 women over a near ten year period had not been properly invited for their final breast screening and this error had potentially led to...
Postcard from…. Normandy, The Somme and Ypres

Postcard from…. Normandy, The Somme and Ypres

  We took a very pleasant four-hour Brittany Ferries crossing to Cherbourg, had breakfast and a nap onboard, before driving to Sainte-Mere Eglise, the village onto which two plane-loads of US paratroopers were dropped in error the night before D-Day, including Private...
Visiting Bletchley Park: Home of the WWII Codebreakers (long read)

Visiting Bletchley Park: Home of the WWII Codebreakers (long read)

  Bletchley Park (or ‘Station X’) near Milton Keynes was the secret site that housed the British Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) during World War II, which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers, most importantly, the German...
Joanna Lumley on stage  ⭐️⭐️★★★

Joanna Lumley on stage ⭐️⭐️★★★

The next day we drove to Bournemouth to see Joanna Lumley in her one-woman show “It’s All About Me”. And it was. But before I review that I must talk about our lunch at a restaurant called The Crab, a Bournemouth seafood eatery, which was at one time, we...
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