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From Cliveden to Stowe

Best of British GardenTour

Tuesday, we started out by visiting Cliveden, the Italianate Mansion at Taplow in Buckinghamshire, which is a beautiful estate garden with superb views down to the River Thames. 515 more words

In The Garden

Another apparatchik gone


Jim Murphy.  Most people outside of the UK have not heard of him.  Most people within the UK have probably not heard of him.  He was until last week a Labour MP.  148 more words

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So, an ice-breaker for you.  What celebrities, including B-listers to Z-listers, have you met, and under what circumstances?

I’ll get the ball rolling.

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Admittedly a first-world problem, but...

Yesterday morning I called in at a certain fast food restaurant for breakfast.  I won’t name the chain, but I’m lovin’ it only when it comes to their coffee. 90 more words

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The German Comedy Ambassador - Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn.  I think he’s great.  His kind of comedy might not go down too well.  Actually, maybe it would, given the popularity of Er ist Wieder Da… 250 more words

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Literary Retail Therapy

Today’s retail therapy involved a trip to Oxford city centre to visit Waterstones and Blackwells bookshops. Bliss. I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve the smell of napalm books in the morning! 137 more words

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