He is a man of thirty-five, but looks fifty. He is bald, has varicose veins and wears spectacles, or would wear them if his only pair were not chronically lost. If things are normal with him he will be suffering from malnutrition, but if he has recently had a lucky streak he will be suffering from a hangover. Continue reading George Orwell on book reviewers
I encountered Jane Stevenson when I read in The Guardian her assessment of the work of Margery Allingham.
Continue reading Good Women – Jane Stevenson
One morning recently I was drifting awake to the sound of my radio and I heard a rich tenor voice singing these words
You came when the stars were gleaming
You came after all my dreaming
That night when they played the Starlight Serenade
For you, with the stars above you….
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Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel
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So you can’t go to the hairdresser. Why not take the chance to create an entirely new you? Here are some ideas you can try at home: Continue reading Lemonade out of lemons: the new you